A Walk on the Tundra written by Rebecca Hainnu and Anna Ziegler for Inhabit Media is a 40-page picture book featuring a bored young Inuk girl who is waiting for her friends to come out of their homes to play. She carelessly throws away her empty pop can into the ditch wondering what she will do while waiting for her friends. Then she sees her grandmother out walking. Grandmother asks her to join her on the walk to pick plants for medicines and tea. As the two walk on the tundra grandmother shows her granddaughter the helpful tundra's colourful flowers, mosses, shrubs, and lichens.
Viens Avec Moi: Nous Apprendrons Ensemble! Is the French language edition of Come and Learn with Me, Ewo she kedidih, fourth title in the series, The Land is Our Storybook. This title is told in first-person by nine-year-old Sheyenne Jumbo who lives in Sambaa K'e also known as Trout Lake in the Northwest Territories. Sheyenne Jumbo and her extended family live in the Dehcho region of the Dene. The family speaks the Dehcho language and Sheyenne is learning the Dene Yatie language from her grandparents and in language class at the local school.
At the Heart of It: Dene dzó t'áré is the 2011 title in Fifth House Publishing's The Land Is Our Storybook series about contemporary First Nations in the Northwest Territories. This photo essay style offers students a 26-page information book packed with colour photographs, maps, and stories about a Dene drum maker and his community. Raymond Taniton is Sahtugot'ine, which means "people from the Sahtu or Great Bear Lake." He lives in Deline, Northwest Territories, on the shore of Sahtu, Canada's largest and most pristine lake.
Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future is a collection of 35 articles, papers, and speeches that provides Indigenous Peoples perspectives on the environment. Specific Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) articles include John Mohawk's short Thanksgiving Address; the Iroquois Confederacy; Food knowledge of our ancestors; climate change; and Indigenous view of nature. Oren Lyons has several contributions such as listening to natural law; and a democracy based on peace. Mohawk midwife Katsi Cook's essay discusses environmental and reproductive justice.
Christmas La Pouchinn is a picture book written in rhyming verse by author Deborah Delaronde about the importance of the Metis seasonal round of activities by families and communities. Illustrated by Virginia McCoy, the book introduces young readers to Metis life in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The book shows Métis extended families in spring, summer, fall and winter activities such as preparing maple syrup, fishing, hunting, gathering berries and preparing the Christmas pudding (La pouchinn) for the New Year events of visiting. Includes a Michif vocabulary guide and three recipes.
How Fox Saved the People, Eda`ni` no^ge`e do^ne gok'ei^di` is a 56-page picture book with CD from Theytus that tells the Tlicho (Dogrib) traditional story about Fox saving the people. The story is set long ago and begins with a village of people who cannot locate any food. Everyone is hungry but the Raven who visits daily is always happy and seems satisfied. All the people wonder where Raven is finding food. So one day they decide to track where the Raven goes and see where Raven finds food. It is Fox who follows and finds out why Raven is always full and happy.
A Feast For All Seasons: Traditional Native People's Cuisine is a reissue of the recipe book first released in 1997 as Feast: Canadian Native Cuisine For All Seasons. This new edition features a new foreword by and introduction by the authors Robert Gairns and Andrew George Jr. George is Wet'suwet'en and he recently was the chef at the Four Host Nations Pavilion during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The book is organized according to ingredients from the land, sea, and sky, and includes menus based on the foods available in each season.
Since the 2004 opening of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, the museum's Mitsitam Cafe (mitsitam means "let's eat" in the Piscataway and Delaware languages) has become a destination in its own right. Featured on Rachael Ray's television show and praised by reviewers nationwide, the Mitsitam Cafe continues to receive accolades from both critics and visitors.
The Caribou Feed Our Soul is one of the titles in Fifth House Publishing's The Land Is Our Storybook series. This Denésôliné (Chipewyan) title is designed to highlight one of the official Aboriginal language groups in the Northwest Territories. The book presents information about the people and community of Lutsel K'e, Northwest Territories. Pete Enzoe is a hunter, trapper, and fisher who views his role as a protector of the caribou. He takes readers on a respectful caribou harvest.
The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough is a picture book about the courage and perseverance of one Honduras family as they struggle to find a method for increasing their small farm's supply of corn and beans. The title is one of CitizenKid books from Kids Can Press.
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