Keeping Baby Close: Making of a Moss Bag by Dakota Elder Doris Pratt is published by the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre in 2018. This two-part book explores the features and purpose of moss bags and includes step-by-step instructions for making a moss bag, accompanied by explanatory photos. Elementary level students will find useful information about the traditional lifestyle of the Plains Nations especially the Dakota.
The Boy Who Walked Backwards is a picture book published by the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre and written by singer songwriter Ben Sures. This story recounts an actual historical event about a young Ojibwe boy from Serpent River, Ontario who uses a traditional game to fool nuns sent to apprehend this child after he failed to return to residential school after a school break. Leo Day attends residential school but finds that this harsh reality of everyday existence is not what he expected when he is sent there to learn.
Treaty Tales 2: The Friendship is volume two in the treaty trilogy produced by educators at Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre for students in Manitoba. The Friendship title explains the key concepts of treaties in a picture book format. Grandmother and granddaughter are making bannock and during the baking process grandmother tells the history of First Nations and their friendship with the settlers. The friendship led the First Nations to aid the settlers with housing, traveling, and living in the new land. This friendship remains today.
Treaty Tales 3 volume set contains Treaty Tales Volume One The Handshake and the Pipe; Treaty Tales Volume Two The Friendship; and Treaty Tales Volume Three We Are All Treaty People produced by Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre. A young girl Neepin and her grandmother (Kookoo) travel around their community Lynx Creek First Nation and grandmother introduces the girl to key people of their First Nation.
Treaty Tales 1: The Handshake and the Pipe is volume one in the treaty trilogy produced by educators at Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre for students in Manitoba. A young girl Neepin and her grandmother (Kookoo) travel around their community Lynx Creek First Nation and grandmother introduces the girl to key people of their First Nation. Grandmother shows the girl how a young person should greet people with a handshake.
Ojibwe Teachings: Words, Phrases and Puzzles is a 29-page dictionary and puzzle book from Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre compiled by Mary Anne Maytwayashing. The book contains word lists such as numbers, seasons, time, weather terms, birds, fish, four directions, clothing, schools, feelings, food, household items, family, medicine, verbs and actions, conversation and more. Puzzles include word searches and answers based on words appearing in the word list section.
A Big Mistake is a picture book by Richelle Lovegrove for Manitoba First Nation Education Resource Centre. With illustrations by Amber Green the book explores friendship, gifts and generosity. When Summer’s best friend compliments the necklace her kokum (grandmother) gave her, she remembers her Elder’s teaching and gives the necklace away. But when her kokum comes over for supper, Summer worries that she made a big mistake by giving away such a special gift. The girl began to worry about giving kokum's special necklace away to her friend.
Anishinaabemowin Alphabet is a 30-page Ojibwe language resource published by Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre. Author Wanda Barker uses the Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) Double Vowel writing system. Combined with pencil drawings by Nicole Mange language teachers can use the book to learn the alphabet and words associated with each letter symbol.
Indigenous Dwellings of Canada: A Colouring Book authored by Katherine and Leo Pettipas and illustrated by Don Monkman is produced by Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre. This 53-page colouring book depicts the various styles of buildings designed by First Nations and Inuit peoples over the centuries. Each page has a brief caption describing the Nation and the dwelling such as winter pit houses, longhouses, wigwams, earth lodges, plank houses, and earth lodges.
Treaty Tales 3: We Are All Treaty People is volume three in the treaty trilogy produced by educators at Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre for students in Manitoba. In We Are All Treaty People explains in picture book format the importance of treaties for First Nations and all Canadians. Told as a story about Neepin and her grandmother, Kookoo the book shows children, parents and elders gathered around a campfire. Grandmother explains how treaties were signed with newcomers and how First Nations agreed to share the land.