Indigenous Issues for Children
The caribou feed our soul : ?étthén bet'á dághíddá
Enzoe, Pete, author
Go show the world : a celebration of Indigenous heroes
Kinew, Wab, 1981- author
Using rhyming lyrics from a previously written rap song, Midewin author, Manitoba politician, and creator Kinew tells the stories of diverse Indigenous heroes both historical and contemporary from the U.S. and Canada.
How things came to be : Inuit stories of creation
Qitsualik-Tinsley, Rachel, 1953- author
I am loved!
Qamaniq-Mason, Mary, 1985- author
"Pakak is in a new foster home, with new people, new food, and new smells. Feeling alone and uncertain, Pakak finds comfort in a secret shared with him by his anaanattiaq, his grandmother, and in the knowledge that he is loved no matter how far away his family may be. Written as a gift for Inuit children in care by foster parents Kevin and Mary Qamaniq-Mason, this book is lovingly imbued with cultural familiarities that will resonate with children who, like Pakak, are navigating the unknown."-- Provided by publisher.
Jean, Michel, 1960-, auteur
C'est un de ces soirs où je trayais les vaches dans la lumière du soleil couchant que je l'ai vu pour la première fois. Un canot est apparu, descendant en silence la rivière. Un homme torse nu, à la peau cuivrée, ramait sans se presser, se laissant pousser par le courant. Il paraissait à peine plus âgé que moi. Nos regards se sont croisés. Il n'a pas souri. Et je n'ai pas eu peur.» Ce roman raconte l'histoire d'Almanda Siméon, une orpheline amoureuse qui va partager la vie des Innus de Pekuakami. Elle apprendra l'existence nomade et la langue, et brisera les barrières imposées aux femmes autochtones. Relaté sur un ton intimiste, le parcours de cette femme exprime l'attachement aux valeurs ancestrales des Innus et le besoin de liberté qu'éprouvent les peuples nomades, encore aujourd'hui.
Learning to carve argillite
Davidson, Sara Florence, 1973- author
In this book, a son (Robert Davidson) learns to carve argillite from his father and grandfather. While carving, the son thinks back on a trip with his father when they gathered argillite from Slatechuck Mountain on Haida Gwaii. He remembers his father's words about looking back to find our way. Emphasizing the importance of intergenerational learning and specifically the role of Elders in sharing knowledge and mentoring, this book provides an example of how learning occurs through observation.
Louis Riel Day : the fur trade project
Delaronde, Deborah L., 1958-, author
When a young boy is assigned a project about the fur trade by his teacher, he doesn't know who to turn to because his mom works all day. With help from his grandfather and the internet, they travel back in time and discover how the fur trade began, a new people emerged, the Métis' role in the fur trade, Louis Riel and the Red River Resistance, and the reason behind a holiday named Louis Riel Day.
Mawkiljemk Mi'kmawiktuk = Counting in Mi'kmaw
Gould, Loretta, author, illustrator
"One is Ne'wt, for one bear. Two is Ta'pu, for two women at the sacred fire. Counting from one to ten in English and Mi'kmaw, baby is introduced to both the ancestral language of Mi'kmaki and to Mi'kmaw culture and legend, through beautifully rendered illustrations of important animals, like turtle, bear, and beaver, to concepts integral to the Mi'kmaw world view, like the Four (Ne'w) Directions, and the Seven (L'luiknek) Mi'kmaw teachings. Features bright and detailed illustrations from celebrated Waycobah-based Mi'kmaw illustrator, Loretta Gould."-- Provided by publisher.
Muinji'j asks why : the story of the Mi'kmaq and the Shubenacadie Residential School
MacEachern, Muinji'j, author
An educational and heartfelt retelling of the story of the Mi'kmaq and their traditional lands, Mi'kma'ki, for young readers, focused on the generational traumas of the Indian Residential School System.
Phyllis's orange shirt
Webstad, Phyllis, author
When Phyllis Webstad (nee Jack) turned six, she went to the residential school for the first time. On her first day at school, she wore a shiny orange shirt that her Granny had bought for her, but when she got to the school, it was taken away from her and never returned. This is the true story of Phyllis and her orange shirt. It is also the story of Orange Shirt Day (an important day of remembrance for First Nations and non First Nations Canadians).
Residential schools : the devastating impact on Canada's Indigenous peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's findings and calls for action
Florence, Melanie, author
Righting Canada's Wrongs: The Sixties Scoop and the Stolen Lives of Indigenous Children
We are water protectors
Lindstrom, Carole, 1964- author
Water is the first medicine. It affects and connects us all... When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth and poison her people's water, one young water protector takes a stand to defend Earth's most sacred resource. Inspired by the many indigenous-led movements across North America, this bold and lyrical picture book issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth's water from harm and corruption.