Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws Teacher Guide #5: Bear Walker CD is a 89-page PDF file on CD developed by Tanya Leary and Chad Solomon as a guide for classroom teachers using the Bear Walker edition of the Rabbit and Bear Paws graphic novel series. includes information about the People of Turtle Island; Character Education; the Seven Grandfather Teachings (Humility); Literacy; Art (mural); Black Line Masters; Social Studies connections; Contributions (winter travel); and support resources. This graphic novel is designed around the concept of Humility.
Stepping Up: A Personal Guide to Being an Involved Citizen in a First Nation Community is a 66-page introduction designed to assist First Nation individuals take interest in their communities written by Ojibwe author Jody Kechego. Kechego is from the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and he writes about his personal experiences becoming involved in his community. He discusses how First Nation reserves are funded and how their infrastructure is organized.
Anishinaabemowin Maajaamigad, Learning Ojibwe consists of a 39-page book and an audio CD. This package was published by Ningwakwe Learning Press to assist students and adults in reclaiming their traditional language. The authors Howard Kimewon and Margaret Noori are committed language educators who have combined their expertise to create an engaging tool to motivate language learners. The book is called The Anishinaabe Language, When it Leaves (Anishinaabemowin Maajaamigad), reflecting the oral history of the community of Ojibwe speakers on Manitoulin Island.
M'daa Kendaaswin To Look for Knowledge: Anishinaabe Men's Teachings is a 2012 Ningwakwe Learning Press publication designed specifically for Ontario Native adult literacy learners and practitioners. This accessible 36-page book offers senior elementary and high school students an accurate overview of about the Seven Grandfather Traditional Teachings. Ojibwe author Vernon Roote has worked with Cindy Davidson to present a precise overview of what it means to be an Anishinaabe man in contemporary society.
Listening to Mother Earth and Father Sky: Teachings for Urban Aboriginals is a 2012 Ningwakwe Learning Press publication designed specifically for Ontario Native adult literacy learners and practitioners. This accessible 64-page book offers senior elementary and high school students an accurate overview of Traditional Teachings about the Four Directions and the cycle of life for Ojibwe, Hopi, Métis, and other First Nations. Author Michele Graveline look to the sky, trees, and nature as she worked on her Master of Arts in Education degree.
HIV/AIDS Awareness: Sage's Story is volume 6 of the Ningwakwe's Healthy Life Series written by Martha Troian. This 48-page literacy reader is designed for the adult literacy learners and tells the personal story of a 21-year-old woman who finds out she is HIV positive. Sage is from a close-knit family and has a good friend named Kayla. The young women get jobs in the city and on Sage's 21st birthday the pair invite many friends to a party. After the party a new man enters Sage's life but her one night of unprotected sex leads to an HIV positive diagnosis.
The Lunaape: Our History, Our Story, Our Future is a 2012 Ningwakwe Learning Press publication designed specifically for Ontario Native adult literacy learners and practitioners. This accessible 38-page offers senior elementary and high school students an accurate account of the history and culture of the Lunaape or Delaware Nation in Ontario. Written in 7 brief chapters the book explains Creation, Prophecy, Lunaape Customs, Contact and Migration, Moraviantown, and Reclaiming Identity.
Haudenoshone: Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts is a 2012 Ningwakwe Learning Press publication designed specifically for Ontario Native adult literacy learners and practitioners. This accessible 59-page book offers senior elementary and high school students an accurate account of the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address in English. It provides specific examples of art pieces known as cornhusk mats, moccasins, and ash splint basketry to highlight the importance of acknowledging various aspects of creation.
The Next Sure Thing is part of the Rapid Reads Series. Rapid Reads are short novels and non-fiction books designed for reluctant or low-literacy teen and adult readers. This 144-page novel is ideal for the male high school student or adult literacy learner who has limited interest in reading. Richard Wagamese's fast-paced plot line and character development keeps the reader wanting to find out what happens next. Cree Thunderboy has talent both as a blues singer/songwriter and as a bettor at the horse races.
Sinew and Sage 4:Aboriginal Literacy Workbook, Level 4 is an adult literacy workbook developed by Ningwakwe Learning Press for learners at LBS Level 4 (grade 7and 8) in their reading, writing and understanding skills. From the title, the publishers view sinew as a metaphor for reading and writing skills because the sinew from a deer is considered a strong material in the creation of leather products. Likewise sage is an important medicine plant that represents the spirit used to create positive experiences.