Slash is a powerful novel about a young Native man, Slash Kelasket from the Okanagan Nation of British Columbia. Slash's story begins in grade six where he is taught by nuns. His life is a struggle as he seeks to establish his identity through spiritual confirmation and active political struggle. Set in the turbulent times of change during 1960s and 1970s, Slash travels throughout the United States and Canada in a pursuit justice for all Native People. While trying to break the bonds of colonialism, Slash meets Native People of all political stripes.
The Little Duck, Sikihpsis in the Cree language, is a charming story told in English and Cree. Set among the Plains Cree, the story focuses on a little mud duck who dreams of dancing with the Cree. No matter how much he tries he just can't get it right. So he returns to the pond where much to his amazement there are many other ducks just like him. The universal message of learning the importance of self-worth will appeal to young children.
OUT OF PRINT Whale Girl is a story set long ago among the Coast Salish people of the Northwest Coast. The main character, a young girl named Peta, shows her courage and ingenuity by saving her village from the double-headed sea serpents who plan to devour all the people. Killer whales, raven and beaver assist Peta in her successful attempt to save her people. Author Diane Silvey and illustrator Joe Silvey are members of the Coast Salish Nation. This illustrated story is suitable for young readers at the grade 3-4 level.
Tsi Ionontaka:ronte - The Cave is a bilingual Mohawk and English legend about a mysterious cave on Blue Mountain. The story explains the importance of the Thunder. This Mohawk story was adapted by Tewateronhia:kwa Mina Beauvais as a Mohawk language resource for elementary students at Kanehsatake, Quebec. This eight page illustrated text is written in Mohawk and English. An excellent teaching resource for anyone learning Kanehsatake Mohawk. Please note: cost reflects publisher's full-colour photocopying expenses.
Kanontsistontie's - The Flying Head is a bilingual Mohawk and English language resource adapted by Karonhiano:ron Alice McDonald for elementary students at Kanehsatake, Quebec. This traditional story explains why the dog is a friend to humans. When a hunter is chased by the Flying Head it is the dog that helps him escape. The illustrated text is written in Mohawk with the English translation. An excellent teaching resource for anyone learning Kanehsatake Mohawk. Please note: cost reflects publisher's full-colour photocopying expenses.
NO LONGER AVAILABLE Shakotinenioia'ks - The Little People is a Mohawk language resource adapted by Skaronhianon:we Hattie Nelson for use by elementary students at Kanehsatake, Quebec. This story explains the encounter between a young man and the legendary Little People. The Little People reward the youth's fearless nature with gifts of knowledge about the animals, medicines and plants. This 21-page illustrated text is written in the Mohawk language only. There is no English translation provided. An excellent teaching resource for anyone learning Kanehsatake Mohawk.