The Water Walker is a celebration of a determined Ojibwe grandmother Nokomis Josephine and her love for water nibi. Nokomis walks to raise awareness of our need to protect Nibi for future generations, and for all life on the planet. She, along with other women, men, and youth, have walked around all the Great Lakes from the four salt waters, or oceans, to Lake Superior. The walks are full of challenges, and by her example Josephine challenges us all to take up our responsibility to protect our water, the giver of life, and to protect our planet for all generations.
In the picture book How Nivi Got Her Names, Nivi has always known that her names were special, but she does not know where they came from. One sunny afternoon, Nivi decides to ask her mom. The stories of the people Nivi is named after lead her to an understanding of traditional Inuit naming practices and knowledge of what those practices mean to Inuit. How Nivi Got Her Names is an easy-to-understand introduction to traditional Inuit naming, with a story that touches on tradtional Inuit adoption. Laura Deal was born and raised in a small farming town in Nova Scotia.
The People of the Sea is a picture book based on the author's own childhood experiences. When the young Donald and his friends head down to the water to play, they have no idea that they are soon to encounter a mermaid, one of the creatures that his elders have told him about. Terrified, the boys run back to their camp, ready to tell everyone what they have just seen. But what did they see? They can't seem to remember it clearly. It is up to Donald's grandmother to explain to them the magical creature they just encountered. Donald Uluadluak was an elder from Arviat, Nunavut.
Animals Illustrated: Walrus by Herve Paniaq is a non-fiction book that contains first-hand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of each animal. Readers will learn about how walruses raise their young in the cold Arctic ocean, what they eat, and where they can be found, along with other interesting information, like the fascinating uses for their characteristic tusks. Herve Paniaq is an elder from Igloolik, Nunavut. Ben Shannon is a Canadian-born, award-winning illustrator and animator.
Tout sur les phoques (All about Seals), Level 9 is a non-fiction book to teach children about the appearance, behaviours, and diets of four different Arctic seal species. It also introduces the concept of traditional Inuit seal hunting, including the practical uses of each type of seal from the Inuit perspective. This 20-page leveled reader is part of Inhabit Education's new series Nunavummi Reading. Level 9 titles have 2 to 4 sentences per page with longer and more complex sentences. Readers now rely more on the book's text for information along with supportive photographs.
Les nouvelles kamiks de Viivi (Viivi's New Kamiks), Level 9 is a leveled reader that uses a sequential story to introduce children to kamiks, a traditional boot Inuit have worn for hundreds of years. An explanatory note helps children understand what kamiks look like and why they are worn. All nine-year-old Viivi wants for her birthday is a pair of kamiks. These special books take a long time to make and also each person must take good care of their pair. Viivi sets out to prove to her parents that she is a responsible person who can now care for her boots.
In the book Journey to the Winter Camp, winter is coming, and it's time for Qulaut's family to leave their summer home behind. They will need to use their land skills and work together to stay safe. This book introduces the historical fiction genre and features a pre-contact Inuit family travelling to their winter camp by dogsled. This 48-page leveled reader is part of Inhabit Education's new series Nunavummi Reading. Reading Level: M
Mary au Parka Rouge is the is the French language edition of Red Parka Mary. Translated by Mona Buors from children's author Saskatchewan writer and storyteller Peter Eyvindson a seven-year-old First Nation boy narrates his experiences with an elderly neighbour. Someone had told the boy to be afraid of this Elder. But one day while passing her home, the woman named Mary calls to the boy and gives him a pail filled with chokecherries for his mother. Slowly the boy comes to understand Mary, visits her often, and begins to learn traditional activities during their visits.
Discover the Animals, First Nations and Native Art Colouring and Learning Book features images and text by various Native and First Nations artists. The stories and artwork are inspired by the animal kingdom, and are divided into three categories: land, sea, and sky. Artists that have contributed their culture, art and insights are Dwayne Simeon, Mark A. Jacobson, Corey Bulpitt, Eric Parnell, Bruce Morrisseau, Wolf Morrisseau, Donald Peters, Doug Lafortune, Ben Houstie, Sean Whonnock, and Terry Starr.