UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer avalable through GoodMinds.com Maisons d'abode is a children's information resource in the Native Dwellings series by Bonnie Shemie. The series looks at the range of innovative architectural designs of several Native North American Indian cultures. This French edition looks at the adobe dwellings of the cultures of the American Southwest culture area. The text begins with a brief explanation of the culture area and its environmental features. Thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans, the people of this region built pit houses.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Passing The Peace - A Counting Book For Children is a simple picture book for young children designed to assist them in counting from 1 to 10. Each page contains the number written in large print in four languages - English, French, Inuktitut, and Inuinnaqtun. Inuktitut is written in syllabics; Inuinnaqtun is written in Roman Orthography. The author offers a brief note about the Inuit languages, and her reasons for creating this text.
Achimoona means stories in the Cree language. This collection of 10 stories for children ages 8 and up were written by eight Native authors during a workshop in 1985. Métis author Maria Campbell has written an introduction that explains the importance of storytellers in Native cultures and their changing role. She describes the process undertaken by Jordan Wheeler, Bernalda Wheeler, Priscilla Settee, Wes Fineday, Harvey Knight, Peter Deranger, Darlene Frenette and John Cuthand to tell their stories for today's children.
Quillwork of the Plains is the catalogue for an exhibition mounted by the Glenbow Museum in 1982. This lavishly illustrated book explains the spiritual significance of quillwork to the people of the Plains. Quillwork decorative techniques were employed by Native women on a variety of items including clothing, moccasins, pipe stems, bags and cradleboards. The book describes in detailed illustrations the various techniques such as weaving, wrapping, sewing and plaiting. The dyes used to colour the quills are also explained.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher Plumes et Pacotilles: Une exposition sur les symboles l'indianit - Guide des ressources is the French version of Fluffs and Feathers: An Exhibit on the Symbols of Indianness â€“ A Resource Guide. It offers an important introduction to the way First Nations and Native Americans are portrayed in popular culture. Written by Mohawk scholar Deborah Doxtator, Plumes et Pacotilles details the ways in which Native People have been categorized, displayed, portrayed, and exploited by Western culture and advertising.
OUT OF PRINT Esprits Courageux: Les Heros Autochtones De Nos Enfants Manuel de Maitre is the French version of Courageous Spirits: Aboriginal Heroes of Our Children Teacher's Guide produced by the Mokakit Education Research Association. This valuable teacher resource about storytelling and writing accompanies the student work, Esprits Courageux: Les Heros Autochtones De Nos Enfants. The Teacher's Guide clearly explains storytelling as a wholistic teaching approach for creating awareness about First Nations.
OUT OF PRINT Esprits Courageux: Les Heros Autochtones De Nos Enfants is the French version of Courageous Spirits: Aboriginal Heroes of Our Children produced by the Mokakit Education Research Association. The project began as a Canada-wide writing contest for Native students about Aboriginal heroes. This anthology of student writing about the achievements and contributions of Aboriginal heroes was the result. The works of 58 Native students from grades 2-12 are showcased. These heroes are mainly everyday people that have touched the lives of the students.