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.
Raksa:'a Tanon Ne Rohsotha Tsi Niieienthohs Nikaha:wi - The Boy and His Grandfather at Planting Time is a seven page illustrated story about a young boy and his grandfather planting a garden. This original story written in Mohawk stresses the importance of responsibility in a contemporary setting. The story was written by Skawennati Madelaine Montour for elementary students leaning Mohawk at Kanehsatake, Quebec. Text in Mohawk only. There is no English translation provided.. An excellent teaching resource for anyone learning Kanehsatake Mohawk.
Ono:ra Kaia'ton:ni Oka:ra - The Corn Husk Doll is a Mohawk story adapted by Karonhiano:ron Alice McDonald for Mohawk language students at Kanehsatake, Quebec. The illustrated text is written in Mohawk. This story about a faceless corn husk doll explains the meaning of true beauty. The text was developed for elementary level students learning the Mohawk language. Mohawk language only. There is no English translation provided. An excellent teaching resource for anyone learning Kanehsatake Mohawk.