American Indian Families is part of The True Book Series published by Children's Press especially for elementary students in grades three to five. This information book is arranged into brief chapters about the nature of Native American families and how different nations' families were organized. The author and publisher have tackled a complex topic by explaining the different kinds of family groups among various Native American Nations that elementary students can appreciate Indigenous cultures.
Research for Indigenous Survival: Indigenous Research Methodologies in the Behavioral Sciences by Lori Lambert (Mi’kmaq/Abenaki) examines the problems that researchers encounter when adjusting research methodologies in the behavioral sciences to Indigenous values and tribal community life. In addition to surveying the literature with an emphasis on Indigenous authors, she has also interviewed a sampling of Indigenous people in Australia, northern Canada, and Montana’s Flathead Indian Reservation.
Cradle Me celebrates Native American families and shows how they carry their babies. This 14-page board book features facial close-up photographs of 11 infants wrapped in various cradle styles. Star Bright Books published this board book with the advice of the National Indian Child Care Association. As the back cover indicates Native American families carried infants safely, comfortably, and close to mothers in cradle boards. Each cradle board is personalized and decorated according to tribal designs and materials.
Beaver Steals Fire: A Salish Coyote Story DVD features Johnny Arlee, Salish Elder, telling a group of children the legend of how fire first came to Earth by the ingenuity of the animals. The story begins and ends in Salish with large subtitles, alternating between footage of the Elder and his audience and a series of watercolor illustrations from the book, Beaver Steals Fire. There is also a short documentary which outlines many of the points included on the DVD-ROM.
Fire on the Land, is an interactive computer DVD with a host of features, including a reading of Beaver Steals Fire in Salish and English, interviews with Elders, a photo gallery, a primer on fire ecology, a database on fire-adapted plant and animal species, historical information about the Salish and Pend d'Oreille Nations, and perspectives from tribal fire managers. It is part on the two-disc set, Native Peoples and Fire in the Northern Rockies, created by the Salish Kootenai Nations. It also contains Beaver Steals Fire: A Salish Coyote Story DVD.
The Salish People and the Lewis and Clark Expedition is an impressive historical and cultural book written by The Salish-Pend d'Oreille Culture Committee and Elders Cultural Advisory Council, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Their reaction to the Lewis and Clark Expedition bicentennial celebrated by America was to prepare their own history. The result is a remarkable resource that covers cultural traditions, language, oral history accounts, environmental understandings, and traditional stories by the Salish people of western Montana.
Beaver Steals Fire: A Salish Coyote Story is a traditional legend created by Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes as a way to create culturally appropriate fire prevention material. This traditional legend is retold by Johnny Arlee about fire as a gift of the Creator brought by the animals for human beings. Evocative illustrations by Sam Sandoval convey the message of the gift of fire. Culturally relevant information about the Salish language, traditional story protocol, and the role of fire in Salish cultural history are included.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher Beaver Steals Fire: A Salish Coyote Story is a traditional legend created by Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes as a way to create culturally appropriate fire prevention material. This traditional legend is retold by Johnny Arlee about fire as a gift of the Creator brought by the animals for human beings. Evocative illustrations by Sam Sandoval convey the message of the gift of fire.
Owl's Eyes and Seeking a Spirit: Kootenai Indian Stories contains two retellings of Kootenai traditional stories specially developed by the Kootenai Culture Committee, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. These stories were recorded by Kootenai Elders and illustrated by Kootenai artists. Originally published as part of the Indian Reading Series in 1981, this reissue is written at the grade four reading level. In Owl Eyes this brief story explains why Owl has large eyes. Owl's eyes are large because his friend Mouse was eaten by Snake. Owl was too late to assist his friend.
How Marten Got His Spots and Other Kootenai Indian Stories, published by the Kootenai Culture Committee, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, was developed by the Kootenai Culture Committee, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. This 42-page book offers traditional stories that were intended as an Indian reading series by the Pacific Northwest Indian Program, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, Oregon. The four brief legends were written for third and fourth grade students and designed to educate Native American children about their history and culture.