Lacrosse: The Ancient Game is a 95-page coffee-table style book written by Jim Calder, Ron Fletcher, and Delmor Jacobs with illustrations by David Craig and Arnold Jacobs about the game of lacrosse. The book is organized into three sections with the first section explaining the historical and cultural teachings of the game according to Delmor Jacobs, Cayuga Faithkeeper, Six Nations of the Grand River.
Dancing on Our Turtle's Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence and a New Emergence by Mississauga researcher, writer, and educator Leanne Simpson examines Ojibwe Creation stories, language, and the traditional knowledge of Elders to create an understanding of reconciliation. By challenging the status quo interpretation of reconciliation as it relates to Indigenous people, Leanne Simpson offers a thoughtful alternative means of reaching true reconciliation using teachings such as the Seven Grandfather teachings, the Four Hills of Life, and Creation and Nanabush stories.
LIMITED QUANTITY Unikkaaqtuat: An Introduction to Traditional Inuit Myths and Legends were researched and compiled by Neil Christopher and edited by Noel McDermott and Louise Flaherty for Inhabit Media. This collection of traditional stories and legends are retold in this 287-page volume and are organized into chapters such as: Creation Stories; Mistreatment and Consequences: Adventures; Hardships and Famine; Animals in Human Form; and Animal Stories.
We Are All Treaty People is the 34-page illustrated history produced by the Union of Ontario Indians to promote their understanding of treaties for all people in Ontario. Written by Maurice Switzer, with coloured drawings by Charley Herbert, the book offers students and educators a brief look at the history of treaties from the Anishinabek perspective. The Anishinabek Nation includes Algonquin, Delaware (Lenape), Mississauga, Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi. The book begins with a brief overview of Anishinabek cultural history and worldview.
The Vision Seeker is a children's picture book by Ojibwe author James Whetung from Curve Lake, Ontario. In this retelling of the origin of the sweat lodge, the author introduces young readers to one aspect of Ojibwe spirituality. The young boy in the story wishes that he could help his village overcome the constant warfare that had befallen the people. The boy's parents offer a solution. So the boy sets off to a distant mountain to undertake his vision quest. The vision quest is a time of fasting and dreaming. The boy has only four kernels of corn for sustenance during the quest.
Nanabosho and the Butterflies is the 2010 title in the Nanabosho series by Joe and Matrine McLennen. Grandmother talks to her grandchildren about how she looked out the window of the residential school one morning and saw a beautiful monarch butterfly. The story is recounted about Nanabosho and how butterflies came to be the creatures who make children laugh in this Ojibwe story. Despite grandmother's sad childhood, he understanding of Ojibwe teachings were maintained and passed on to her grandchildren.
The Caribou Feed Our Soul is one of the titles in Fifth House Publishing's The Land Is Our Storybook series. This Denésôliné (Chipewyan) title is designed to highlight one of the official Aboriginal language groups in the Northwest Territories. The book presents information about the people and community of Lutsel K'e, Northwest Territories. Pete Enzoe is a hunter, trapper, and fisher who views his role as a protector of the caribou. He takes readers on a respectful caribou harvest.
The Great Law and the Longhouse: A Political History of the Iroquois Confederacy is the classic volume by the late anthropologist and ethnohistorian William N. Fenton. He discusses the history of the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy from the time of creation until 1794. The first two sections of the work covers 16 chapters about Haudenosaunee cultural traditions and teachings including: creation; the Great Law; Chief John A.
People of the Land: Legends of the Four Host First Nations was created by Aaron Nelson-Moody, Debbie Sparrow, Deborah Jacobs, Gary Fiegehen, Johnny Abraham, and Zach George and published by Theytus to celebrate the participation of the Four Host Nations in the Vancouver Olympics. The sacred legends of the four host First Nations, the Lil'wat, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh, have been passed down from generation to generation through the Elders and are integral to the teachings and oral traditions of First Nations peoples.
Fire and Water: Original Teachings and Today's Duties, Ojibwe Creation Story Literacy Companion is a publication from Ningwakwe Learning Press designed for adult literacy learners at the LBS Level 2. This 24-page teacher or tutor guide includes 5 lesson plans, a map of Ontario, word list, and Ojibwe Creation Story in CD format. The guide contains simple text pieces about the role of men and women in Ojibwe communities today. The responsibilities for women and men are described. Today First Nations men carry the responsibility of firekeepers; and women are the protectors of the water.