April Raintree is the 2016 revised edition of In Search of April Raintree, adapted for use in high school. The tragic story of two Metis sisters caught in the foster home system makes compelling reading. The author explores the search for identity, racism, treatment of Native children and violence in this powerful novel revised especially for use in high school. This new edition has a foreword by Senator Murray Sinclair. Reading Level: 8.1; Lexile Measure: 750.
Tsi Rawennakera:ton Ne Sken:nen Ron:nis – The Birth of the Peacemaker is a bilingual Mohawk and English language resource adapted by Tewateronhiakwa Mina Beauvais for elementary level students at Kanehsatake, Quebec. This Mohawk text explains the birth of The Peacemaker and his important mission of peace to the Iroquois. This condensed version outlines the circumstances surrounding the boy's birth and ends with his preparation of the stone canoe just prior to setting out on the journey of peace. This ten page illustrated text is written in Mohawk with an English translation.
Kanoronhkhwahtshera - Love is a Mohawk language booklet developed by the Kanehsatake Resource Centre and the Mohawk Language Centre, Kahnawake, Quebec. This Mohawk story for elementary level students talks about the importance of love from the point of view of a young child. The Mohawk text appears beneath each colour illustration and a single page insert with the English translation is included. An excellent teaching resource for anyone learning Kanehsatake Mohawk.
First Nations Families is part of the First Nations Education Division's Readers 97 Series. This primary level reader introduces ten First Nations families who live in the Victoria area of British Columbia. These families represent the diversity of the "family" in the 1990s. For each family, a young child introduces the members of the family, where they live and what each family member likes to do. Each page is illustrated with simple sketches that enhance the controlled vocabulary text. A valuable resource for encouraging reading and learning about First Nations families.
Ontiaten:ro Ne Isten:'a - My Mother is My Friend is a Mohawk story for beginning readers. The text was produced for elementary students learning Mohawk by the Kanehsatake Resource Centre and the Mohawk Language Centre, Kahnawake, Quebec. This 14-page illustrated language resource explains in simple phrases the many ways a mother helps a child. An excellent teaching resource for anyone learning Kanehsatake Mohawk.
Sing, Like a Hermit Thrush is a contemporary young adult novel that features thirteen-year-old Darrin Captain, a Mohawk youth whose mysterious dream launches an adventure in self-realization. Set on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, the author introduces characters whose family relationships and cultural heritage are foremost. The story involves Darrin and his attempt to solve the mystery of his dream. During his efforts, he learns about traditional Native storytelling, relationships and understands that it is okay to be different.