Category Archives: New Titles

Authentic Indigenous Content for Early Years Classrooms

As you prepare for another school year, curriculums across Canada are changing to include thoughtful, high-quality Indigenous content. This is a critical shift in Canadian culture, in which you—as an educator—have the power to spark important discussions about where we’ve come from, and where our future may lead. Written by Indigenous authors, these books give […]

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Here’s Your Reading List for Labour Day Weekend

The dog days of summer have begun, and the fall term is just around the corner. We can hardly believe it either! With a few weeks left before you meet the new faces of the 2019-2020 school year, there are just days to go to prepare your materials. While there’s undoubtedly a long list of […]

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8 Takeaways on Project-Based Learning from Catch a Fire

While project-based learning, or PBL, isn’t exactly a new concept in education, it also isn’t mainstream. Catch a Fire: Fuelling Inquiry and Passion Through Project-Based Learning, is a collection of insights edited by Matt Henderson. The book combines the perspectives of fourteen educators on the power of PBL. In every chapter, each writer presents a […]

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How “The Reckoner” trilogy contributes to TRC

The Reckoner: Even in Fiction, There Is Truth! If you haven’t been following Indigenous teen superhero Cole Harper’s adventures in Wounded Sky First Nation, now is the time to catch up. The third book in David A. Robertson’s The Reckoner trilogy, “Ghosts”, is finally here—and fans will finally learn the fate of Cole’s community. While […]

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Look, Then Look Again: Remarks on KC Adams’ Perception: A Photo Series

Art has always been a catalyst for social change. It’s one thing to bring awareness to a cause, or appeal for a change to the word of law. It’s quite another to use an artistic medium to dismantle harmful, pervasive stereotypes. In KC Adams’ Perception: A Photo Series, she asks her audience to question their […]

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New Books for BC Classrooms

Now that the weather is getting warmer, the school year is drawing to a close. For students, that means summer vacation is just a few sleeps away. For teachers, it’s almost time to plan for another year. These new and upcoming titles are perfect additions for BC classroom bookshelves and will help you incorporate Indigenous […]

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Highlighting 2019 Spring Releases!

April is always an exciting time for us. We have many new titles in development to help you in the classroom, with several being released in the coming months. We’re excited to share this list of spring releases with you! Ghosts: The Reckoner Trilogy, Book 3 by David A. Robertson The final installment of David […]

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Honouring the Indigenous tradition of potlatch

For centuries, the potlatch persisted as a sacred and significant social ceremony practiced by Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast of Canada and the United States, including the Heiltsuk, Haida, Nuxalk, Tlingit, Makah, Tsimshian, Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka’wakw, and Coast Salish cultures. In their book Potlatch as Pedagogy, Sara Florence Davidson and Robert Davidson describe the […]

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Honouring Francis Pegahmagabow

His Ojibway name was Binaaswi, which roughly translates to “the wind that blows off,” but history largely remembers him as Corp. Francis ‘Peggy’ Pegahmagabow, a scout and sniper who served in WWI. Pegahmagabow rose to fame within Canada after being credited with 378 kills and 300 captures during his time abroad, but the Indigenous communities […]

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Introducing the Instagram Contest for “This Place: 150 Years Retold”

Fanned promotional postcards for the graphic novel anthology This Place 150 Years Retold

We’re excited to announce we’re running a contest on our Instagram feed for the upcoming anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold (May 2019) at @highwaterpress! This Place: 150 Years Retold is a graphic novel anthology from HighWater Press that features award-winning Indigenous creators (see full list at the bottom of the page) including Katherena Vermette […]

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