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.
Grandma's Special Feeling - Grandma Teaches Us How First Nations People Used Plants is part of the First Nations Education Division of the Greater Victoria School District's Readers 97 Series. In this reader, Grandma shows her family how First Nations People of the Northwest Coast used plants for everything from food to building material. During a family outing to a local park, Grandma explains the importance and uses of cedar, maple, alder, stinging nettle, cattails, skunk cabbage, ferns, kelp, Oregon Grape and Sea Wrack.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Trees, Plants and Their Uses (Cree Syllabics) is a handy reference booklet about common trees and plants in eastern Canada. The Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre produced this 53-page booklet with the assistance of four elders from the James Bay area. Information included for each tree/plant describe its habitat, size and form, family group, common names, medicinal use and Native uses. The author does not include recipes for herbal plant usage.
Trees, Plants and Their Uses is a handy reference booklet about common trees and plants in eastern Canada. The Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre produced this 56-page booklet with the assistance of four elders from the James Bay area. Information included for each tree/plant describe its habitat, size and form, family group, common names, medicinal uses and Native uses. The author does not include recipes for herbal plant usage. Most of the fifteen trees and ten plants described have illustrations (some in colour).
I Can't Have Bannock But The Beaver Has A Dam is a wonderful picture book for reading aloud to young children. Bernalda Wheeler creates a refreshing way to introduce young children to contemporary First Nations/Native people. Her character is a young boy who asks his mother to make some bannock. Bannock is a traditional bread made by most First Nations in northern Canada. The mother explains why she can't use her stove until the hydro line is fixed. It all comes down to the fact that a beaver has cut down a tree for his dam.
Limited Quantity This title is not always stocked, please allow additional time for shipping. Wait for Me is part of the First Nations Education Division's Readers 97 Series. This controlled vocabulary reader is intended for grade 2-3 students and will appeal to older students who experience difficulty reading. The story is set along the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. The main character is a young boy named Charlie. His brother and sister call Charlie "Turtle" because he takes his time to notice the world around him.