UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Four Salish stories adapted for students by Salish Elder and storyteller Ellen White. The author acknowledges the storytelling expertise of her grandmother who passes the Coast Salish oral tradition. Translated into English and adapted for younger readers, these stories are richly detailed and offer insight into Northwest Coast oral tradition. The stories include Smuy, the Little Deer; Journey to the Moon; The Mink Family and the Raccoon Family; and Deer, Raven and the Red Snow.
OUT OF PRINT Whale Girl is a story set long ago among the Coast Salish people of the Northwest Coast. The main character, a young girl named Peta, shows her courage and ingenuity by saving her village from the double-headed sea serpents who plan to devour all the people. Killer whales, raven and beaver assist Peta in her successful attempt to save her people. Author Diane Silvey and illustrator Joe Silvey are members of the Coast Salish Nation. This illustrated story is suitable for young readers at the grade 3-4 level.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher In The Native Creative Process: A Collaborative Discourse Between Douglas Cardinal and Jeannette Armstrong, architect and writer explore literary and artistic creative processes from a contemporary Native perspective. Each artist discusses values, knowledge, spirituality and creativity from their unique viewpoints. Douglas Cardinal is a Metis architect whose award-winning building designs reflect his view that design is a spiritual process.
Grandma's Special Feeling - Grandma Teaches Us How First Nations People Used Plants is part of the First Nations Education Division of the Greater Victoria School District's Readers 97 Series. In this reader, Grandma shows her family how First Nations People of the Northwest Coast used plants for everything from food to building material. During a family outing to a local park, Grandma explains the importance and uses of cedar, maple, alder, stinging nettle, cattails, skunk cabbage, ferns, kelp, Oregon Grape and Sea Wrack.
Where Did You Get Your Moccasins? is a wonderful picture book well suited for reading aloud to preschool and kindergarten children. The story focuses on a young boy who brings a pair of moccasins to school for show and tell. He explains step by step how his Kookum, his grandmother, made the moccasins. The sensitive black and white pencil drawings reflect the author's and illustrator's respect for the First Nation child in a multi-cultural, urban school setting.
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.
Limited Quantity This title is not always stocked, please allow additional time for shipping. Wait for Me is part of the First Nations Education Division's Readers 97 Series. This controlled vocabulary reader is intended for grade 2-3 students and will appeal to older students who experience difficulty reading. The story is set along the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. The main character is a young boy named Charlie. His brother and sister call Charlie "Turtle" because he takes his time to notice the world around him.
Ionkwakaraton:ni Ne Onen:ia - The Storytelling Rock is a Mohawk language resource adapted by Tewateronhiakwa Mina Beauvais for Mohawk students at Kanehsatake, Quebec. This original story explains the importance of maintaining the language and culture for future generations. The text is available in the Mohawk language only. There is no English translation provided. An excellent teaching resource for anyone learning Kanehsatake Mohawk. Please note: cost reflects publisher's full-colour photocopying expenses.
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.
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.