Uumajut, Volume 2, Learn About Arctic Wildlife is the primary non-fiction title in Inhabit Media's bilingual (English and Inuktitut) language collection. The book published by Inhabit Media in partnership with Qikiqtani Inuit Association and the Nunavut Bilingual Education Society is written by Nunavut residents Simon Awa and Seeglook Akeeagok, along with Anna Ziegler and Stephanie McDonald.
The First Flute, Whowhoahyahzo Tohkohya is a new picture book collaboration from Métis storyteller David Bouchard and New Zealand illustrator Don Oelze. This book is a retelling of a traditional Dakota story about names and the origin of the first flute. David Bouchard tells the story of a young man given the name Dancing Raven. He was a dancer - the best from all the nations. But the other men and boys in his village don't appreciate Dancing Raven's talent - hunting, fishing and tracking are the truly important talents. Dancing Raven must prove to his village the importance of his song.
The Song Within My Heart is centred on Cree artist Allen Sapp's evocative paintings of his boyhood in Saskatchewan together with David Bouchard's lyrical text. In combination the text and images reinforce the love between a grandmother and her grandson as they prepare to attend a powwow. Based on the recollections of Allen Sapp's childhood with his Nokum (grandmother), the paintings capture the everyday preparations of this Plains Cree family. The boy recalls his first powwow and asks his Nokum what the singers are saying.
Canada and Aboriginal Canada Today - Le Canada et le Canada autochtone aujourd’hui, Changing the Course of History - Changer le cours de l’histoire is an important contribution to the ongoing debate about the role of Aboriginal peoples in the Canada today and tomorrow. It is essential reading for all Canadians who want to learn about the historic roots of current challenges, and to reflect upon the issues of justice and equality for First Nations, Inuit, and Metis today.
Inuit Kinship and Naming Customs is an important collection of Inuit elder interviews about current naming and family traditions among the Inuit communities of Baffin Region, Nunavut. Four elders explain that Inuit do not call each other by their given names. Instead, they refer to each other using a system of kinship and family terms, known as tuq&urausiit (turk-thlo-raw-seet). Calling each other by kinship terms is a way to show respect and foster closeness within families. Children were named after their elders and ancestors, ensuring a long and healthy life.
A Children's Guide to Arctic Birds is a 32-page illustrated information book about 12 migratory and non-migratory Arctic birds. The 12 birds are: the Thick-Billed Murre, Arctic Tern, Red Phalarope, Common Eider, Long-Tailed Duck, Tundra Swan, Gyrfalcon, Snowy Owl, Common Raven, Rock Ptarmigan, Red-Throated Loon and Snow Bunting. In this appealing book, the author includes basic information about each bird including its length in metric measurement, feathers, colour, texture, habitat, food, bird's call, nest, eggs, and the bird's English and Inuktitut names.
Marine Mammals is a 16-page board book from Inhabit Media about 8 key Arctic mammals. Full-colour photographs of each mammal includes the bowhead whale, narwhal, beluga, harp seal, bearded seal, walrus, and ringed seal in each mammals own environment. Each animal has its name printed in English and Inuktitut syllabics, Inuktitut Roman orthography. This bilingual board book is an important resource for the preschool child.
Inuit Tools is a bilingual board book from Inhabit Junior series featuring 20 full-colour pages of Inuit technology. This unique Inuit counting book introduces new tools such as the ulu and the stone lamp to young children. Each tool has its name printed in English and Inuktitut syllabics, as well as Inuktitut Roman orthography. This bilingual board book is an important information and counting resource for the preschool child.
Arctic Animals is a 16-page board book from Inhabit Media Junior. Issued in 2015 this appealing early childhood book presents 8 animal full-colour photographs showing a polar bear, fox, caribou, bearded seal, lemming, eider duck, wolf and ptarmigan. Each animal has its name printed in English and Inuktitut syllabics, Inuktitut Roman orthography. This bilingual board book is an important resource for the preschool child.
How to Build an Iglu and a Qamutiik is a detailed how-to guide for building the traditional Inuit home or igloo and the long sled or qamutiik. Inuk skilled craftsman Solomon Awa provides these illustrated instructions along with general background information on each item's construction and importance for survival in the Arctic regions. This bilingual book contains parallel Inuktitut (syllabics) and English in this 40-page informative title. In Inuktitut, the title is Igluvigaliurniq qamusiurnirlu. It was translated by translated by Saa Pitseolak and Louise Flaherty.