OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher Bella's School: A Curriculum Guide for Grade 1 Teachers of Cree / Oji-Cree as a Second Language is a teaching package developed by the Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre in Ontario to meet the needs of students along the James Bay coast. The kit consists of a Curriculum Guide and an 80-minute video available in either Cree or Oji-Cree. The developers follow the Ontario Ministry of Education Native Language Curriculum Guideline.
First Stories: Volume 1 is a compilation DVD produced by the National Film Board of Canada. This DVD contains 4 documentary short films made by Aboriginal filmmakers from Manitoba. They were selected to write and direct their films proposal with the assistance of the NFB, CBC Manitoba, Manitoba Film & Sound and Telefilm Canada. The first film is Patrick Ross directed by Ervin Chartrand. Ross is an ex-convict who learned about First Nations art while he was in lock-down at Stony Mountain Institution.
Woodland Spirits DVD is a 28-minute film about the art of Ojibwe and Oji-Cree artists Roy Thomas, Moses Beaver, Andrew Machendagoos, and Gelineau Fisher. This DVD shows the connection of three generations of Woodland-style artists to their mentor Roy Thomas and to the cultural heritage of Northern Ontario First Nations. Louise Thomas, wife of the late Roy Thomas (1949-2004), introduces viewers to her husband's artwork in the Ahnisnabae Art Gallery. His style of painting was influenced by the traditional stories of the Ojibwe as well as the traditional art images as seen in pictographs.
Treaty No# 9: Making the Agreement to Share the Land in Far Northern Ontario in 1905 is an analysis of the historical context for the Treaty signed between the Crown and the leaders of the northern Ontario First Nations. The treaty's negotiations, signing, the treaty commissioners, and the leaders are discussed in this 600-page volume. It includes appendices that include Terminology, Historiography, and An Inventory of the 1905 Photographs.
Anthem: Perspectives on Home and Native Land is a bilingual (English and French) art catalogue that was produced by Carleton University Art Gallery to support the exhibition of the same name. The works of KC Adams, Fastwurms, Cynthia Girard, Dana Inkstar, Alisdair MacRae, Shirley Moorhouse, and Eric Robinson are featured in this book. The curatorial essay is written by Mohawk curator Ryan Rice.
Born With a Tooth originally published in 2001 is reissued in this second edition. The book contains 13 short stories by noted author Joseph Boyden. Set in Northern Ontario, the stories introduce characters that appear in his later novels. Contemporary themes of loss, addictions, gambling, and suicide appear in this first collection as well as stories that contain humour and love. The book is organized into four main areas including Labour, Ruin, Running and Home.
Frybread written in Oji-Cree syllabics is a translation of Ojibwe storyteller Ferguson Plain's small picture book that explains how to make frybread. Dakota is having his lunch and other children wonder why his lunch is different from their lunches. Dakota explains in a question and answer format how he has come to school with his sandwich bread called frybread. He tells the others that his grandmother made his special lunch bread. The other children want to know how she made it, where the ingredients came from, how she cooked the dough and so on.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher The Great Animal Debate: A Play is a drama written by Cree educator and storyteller Joel Wesley. He wrote the play for students in the Junior and Intermediate divisions. The focus of the play is the environment and how the original animals of the Earth engaged in a great debate when human beings first appeared and the animal world had to decide what action to take. Long ago, the world was occupied by Weesakeechak and the animals, birds and fish.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Anishininiimowin Stories 3 is a grade three reader for Oji-Cree language students published by the Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre. This grade 3 reader is part of the Reading and Learning Series developed by this cultural centre to support the Cree teachings of the good way of life, Milopematesewin. This spiral-bound book contains ten selections that are written in syllabics with English translations that appear in an appendix.
NO LONGER AVAILABLE FROM GOODMINDS Oji-Cree and Ojibway Children's Songs is a collection of 13 children's songs in Ojibwe and Oji-Cree published by the Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre. This 28-page book is accompanied by a CD with the 13 songs sung in Ojibwe or Oji-Cree. This resource was developed for the use of Early Childhood educators and Primary division programs. The lyrics are printed in English and syllabics. The songs include well-known favourites such as Brother John, If You're Happy and You Know It, and the Hello song.