Fishing with Grandma is the 2016 release from Inhabit Media written by Inuk author Susan Avingaq with Maren Vsetula. This fun and engaging story is lighthearted and informative as two children plan on a day of fishing with their grandmother. The children visit their Anaanatsiaq (grandmother) one October day and find her sitting on the floor sewing a piece of sealskin and listening to fiddle music playing on the radio. The children ask grandma to take them on an adventure which turns out to be jigging for fish out on the lake.
Leah's Mustache Party is an exciting picture book from Inhabit Media. Inuk author Nadia Mike is an educator who celebrates the importance of having a fun story told in a diverse book. In her first picture the author tells a joyous story about a red-haired four-year-old who decides to dress as a pirate for Halloween. Leah's mother draws a fine mustache on Leah's face as her daughter goes out in her community trick and treating. Leah loves this role playing and dressing up especially with the mustache drawn on her face. So on Leah's next birthday, the party theme is mustaches.
Forever Loved: Exposing the Hidden Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada is a collection of 21 essays addressing the hidden crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. In this ground-breaking new volume, as part of their larger efforts to draw attention to the shockingly high rates of violence against our sisters, Jennifer Brant and D.
You're Just Right is Victor Lethbridge's third children's book. This 32-page picture book is a charming poem to a First Nation daughter welcomed by loving parents as a gift from the Creator. From the time the infant girl cries at home the parents just know she is just right. As she grows to toddler the parents welcome her active life and play because it makes their house a home. The loving parents continue their unconditional support for their growing daughter as she dances at the powwow, moves away to college, and begins her life away from her family.
The Missing by Melanie Florence uses as its background the ongoing circumstance of unsolved cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls, this fictional mystery set in Winnipeg explores one teenager's response to a system that has long denied and misrepresented the problem.After a girl she knows from school goes missing and is found dead in the Red River, Feather is shocked when the police write it off as a suicide.
Nicimos: The Last Rez Christmas Story This Christmas season, things have gone awry for the kohkoms of Kiwetinohk. Clare Bear is engaged to be married, Zula Merasty is moving off-reserve and Sihkos Sinclare is in jail. It all comes to fruition at Clare's stagette. Playwright Curtis Peeteetuce is Cree from the Beardy's & Okemasis First Nation. Since 2001, he has had the honour of working with many talented artists in theatre, radio drama, music and film. Curtis is the playwright of the popular Rez Christmas story series, which has been presented since 2001.
Stolen Sisters: The Story of Two Missing Girls, Their Families and How Canada has Failed Indigenous Women is the English language translation of Soeurs Volees: Enquete sur un feminicide au Canada. Originally published in 2014, Emmanuelle Walter's book examined the case of two Kitigan Zibi teenagers missing since September 2008. Maisy Odjick and Shannon Alexander disappeared from their First Nation in western Quebec and have not been located. French journalist Walter spent two years investigating the national crisis of murdered and missing Indigenous girls and women.
The 2016 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award was given to author Melanie Florence and illustrator François Thisdale, who will share the $30,000 prize, for their picture book Missing Nimâmâ. Missing Nimama is the first picture book written by Cree/Scottish author Melanie Florence.
Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada's Lost Promise and One Girl's Dream exposes a system of apartheid in Canada that led to the largest youth-driven human rights movement in the country’s history. The movement was inspired by thirteen-year-old Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree woman from Attawapiskat, Ontario. Author Charlie Angus is an elected Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay.
Painted Skies is a charming picture book by Nova Scotia author Carolyn Mallory about the northern lights seen in Arctic regions. Together with Amei Zhao, this 36-page book explores this phenomenon through the eyes of two friends. Oolipika, an Inuk girl, shares traditional knowledge about aqsarniit, the northern lights, with her friend Leslie. New to the Arctic, Leslie is afraid of the lights that appear to be coming closer to the girls. In her nervousness Leslie begins to whistle and the lights come even closer. Oolipika begins to click her finger nails together and hushes her friend.