Otter's Journey Through Indigenous Language and Law takes the Anishinaabe traditional protocols regarding storytelling to explore how Ojibwe language revitalization can inform the growing field of Indigenous legal revitalization. Lindsay Keegitah Borrows is a staff lawyer at West Coast Environmental Law in Vancouver.
Warren Whistles at the Sky is one of the titles from the Under a Blanket of Stars: First Nations Constellations published by Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre in 2016. Written by David A. Robertson with illustrations drawn by Amber Green this 24 page picture book explores the meaning behind an Elder's story about the night sky. Recalling the story the Elder told, Warren goes outdoors at night and sees the sky full of stars. The Elder had said that if you whistle at the stars the spirits would come down from their home in the sky.
These are a collection of 20 stories, dictated in 1941 to Leonard Bloomfield's linguistics class, edited from manuscripts now in the National Anthropological Archives at the Smithsonian Institution, and published for the first time in Ojibwe, with English translations by Bloomfield. Ojibwe-English glossary and other linguistic study aids. Angeline Williams, the narrator of these texts, was born at Manistique, Michigan, on the upper peninsula of Michigan. Her home when she worked on these texts was at Sugar Island just east of Sault Ste. Marie.
In this traditional Inuit story, The Legend of the Fog paperback edition, a simple walk on the tundra becomes a life or death journey for a young man. When he comes across a giant who wants to take him home and cook him for dinner, the young man's quick thinking saves him from being devoured by the giant and his family, and in the process releases the first fog into the world.
Comment Le Puma a Fini par Être Appelé Le Chat Fantôme (Ta’n Petalu Telui’tut Skite’kmujewey Mia’wj) is the bilingual Mikmaq/French edition of How the Cougar Came to be Called the Ghost Cat from Roseway Publishing. This dual language picture book tells story about a young cougar who decides to build his home in a strange forest. When he finds that all of the animals in the forest are afraid of him, the young cougar agrees to stop behaving like a cougar so that he can make friends. But when he tries to return to his birthplace, he learns that he is no longer welcome.
The Caterpillar Woman written by Nadia Sammurtok based on a traditional Inuit story, this picture book explores inner beauty, kindness, and transformation making it a perfect addition to any young reader’s bookshelf. Piujuq is a kind young woman who loves to take long walks on the tundra and dance by her favourite lake surrounded by butterflies. But one day, she encounters a stranger on her walk. When this person asks a favour of Piujuq, she happily obliges, and that kindness leaves Piujuq stuck in the body of a caterpillar.
Those That Cause Fear introduces junior and intermediate-level students to the spine-tingling, hair-raising creatures found in Inuit legends. From the mahahaa, a fearsome creature that tickles people to death, to the palraiyuk, a reptilian creature said to have six legs and the body of a snake, this book introduces readers to 20 creepy, spooky, and downright scary creatures told about in Inuit traditional stories.