Siha Tooskin Knows - The Strength of His Hair (FNCR 2021)

SKU: 9781553798378

Charlene Bearhead, Wilson Bearhead
Siha Tooskin Knows
Grade Levels:
Three, Four, Five
Book Type:
Highwater Press
Siha Tooskin Knows
Copyright Date:

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Siha Tooskin Knows the Strength of His Hair is part of the Siha Tooskin Knows early chapter book series by Charlene Bearhead, Wilson Bearhead, a Nakota Elder and Wabamun Lake First Nation community member in central Alberta (Treaty 6 territory) and the recent recipient of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation Indigenous Elder Award; and illustrated by Chloe Bluebird Mustooch, of Alexis Nakoda Sioux Nation of Northern Alberta. Where can you find strength when someone disrespects you? And what does having strength really mean? Paul Wahasaypa—Siha Tooskin—has learned many important lessons in his upbringing: build a strong mind (stay true to your values), keep a strong heart (show love for all forms of life), and maintain a strong spirit (practise humility, kindness, understanding, and forgiveness). These are the teachings from Ena (his mom) and Ade (his dad) but even Siha Tooskin needs a refresher from time to time. Starting at a new school can be hard, especially when the kids there have never experienced the values, culture, and teachings of the Nakota people. Join Paul as Mitoshin (his grandfather) helps remind him how strength of character can be found in the strength of his hair. The Siha Tooskin Knows series uses vivid narratives and dazzling illustrations in contemporary settings to share stories about an 11-year-old Nakota boy.

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