Living in Harmony, Mino-nawae-indawaewin is the second title by Ojibwe linguist and storyteller Basil Johnson in the Anishinaubaemowin Series. This collection, commissioned by Zagamok Wasseyaankaan Anishinaabebigewin, contains 10 stories in English. The Ojibwe language version follows each story. These legends and oral traditions are meant to be read aloud resources for elementary students. They are also suitable for adult literacy students and anyone interested in knowing more about Anishinaabe traditional stories.
Rainbow Crow Nagweyaabi-Aandeg is the 2012 bilingual picture book by Métis storyteller and author David Bouchard retelling of a traditional Lenape story. The story is set long ago before two leggeds walked on Mother Earth. There was a great cold and the animals formed a council to discuss the matter. They decided someone had to seek help from the Creator. Rainbow Crow, a most colourful bird, was selected because she had a beautiful voice that would surely impress the Creator. She flew into the heavens and won fire from above.
Aninâtigo-anîbîshan Kichi-makwang, The Maple Leaves of Kichi Makwa, Les feuilles d'erable de Kichi Makwa is a trilingual, children picture book by Kitigan Zibi Algonquin poet and storyteller Albert Dumont. This 25-page illustrated book features the story about the Maple Leaves and why they turn colour every autumn in Algonquin, English, and French. This story explains how the maple leaves turn into bright reds, oranges, and yellows every fall. The story begins with the green maple leaves complaining how boring their leaves appear.
Corneille Arc-en-ciel Nagweyaabi-Aandeg is the French edition of Rainbow Crow Nagweyaabi-Aandeg, the 2012 bilingual picture book by Métis storyteller and author David Bouchard retelling of a traditional Lenape story. The story is set long ago before two leggeds walked on Mother Earth. There was a great cold and the animals formed a council to discuss the matter. They decided someone had to seek help from the Creator. Rainbow Crow, a most colourful bird, was selected because she had a beautiful voice that would surely impress the Creator. She flew into the heavens and won fire from above.
Call of the Fiddle completes the trilogy of a young boy as he embraces his Métis heritage and carries on his family's traditions. Wilfred Burton and Anne Patton capture Batoche's history and significance with their words, while Sherry Farrell Racette brings the land and Métis culture to life with her vibrant illustrations. Join Nolin one last time as he hears the rollicking rhythm of the Red River Jig, learns of tearful memories, and experiences the excitement of jigging at Batoche.
Relatives With Roots: A Story About Métis Women's Connection to the Land is a heartfelt bilingual (English/Michif) story about a Métis grandmother who takes her granddaughter out into the bush to teach her how to pick traditional medicines. As the granddaughter learns the traditional beliefs and stories about how the Métis people use the plants for food and medicine, she feels happy to be a Métis child with access to such wonderful cultural knowledge.
Métis storyteller takes a Kwakwaka'wakw-inspired story about the important role of Grandmother Moon in the lives of the Earth's peoples and creates a bilingual (English/Kwak'wala) picture book. Moving colour art images by Andy Everson captures the mood of the story in surprising detail. Kwak'wala translation by Pauline Alfred and Pewi Alfred. The accompanying audio CD includes the story in English and Kwak'wala, with flute music provided by Mary Youngblood.
This bilingual story in Inuktitut and English was written by The Central Coast of Labrador Archaeology Partnership with Inuktitut translation by Sophie Tuglavina. Organized into a 28-page illustrated story with 18 pages devoted to the archaeological dig at Long Tickle, Labrador this part picture book and part information title will appeal to students and teachers interested in the Inuit of Labrador. First Nation Communities Read 2013 title. FNCR 2013
La Plus Belle Création de Corbeau is the French and Ojibwe edition of Raven's Greatest Creation: Gaagaagi Ogichi-gikendaasowin, from Métis author and storyteller David Bouchard. Bouchard has dreamed this version of creation story of Skyworld, Raven, and the ultimate creation of two-leggeds or humans. Cherokee artist Brigitte Lopez has created a colourful and majestic series of paintings for this book. The animals such as Swan, Bear, Buffalo, Cougar, and Raven take on other-worldly appearances.