|Truth and Reconciliation -Authentic Voices |
This adaptation of Fatty legs makes the story of Margaret Pokiak's
experiences in a residential school accessible to younger readers. Now
they, too, can meet this remarkable girl who reminds us what power we
hold when we can read.
In 1935, a boy witnesses a forbidden potlatch.Gait
Margaret can’t wait to
see her family, but her homecoming is not what she expected. Based on
the true story of Margaret Pokiak-Fenton,
"This picture book explores the intergenerational impact of Canada's
residential school system that separated Indigenous children from their
families. The story recognizes the pain of those whose culture and
language were taken from them, how that pain is passed down and shared
through generations, and how healing can also be shared.
When We are Alone
You Hold Me Up
I am Not a Number
The Water Walker
|Non-Fiction Narrative - Authentic Voices|
Author: Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd
Summary: Thousands of years ago in the village of Kitkatla, four hunters
leave home in the spring to harvest seaweed and sockeye. When they
arrive at their fishing grounds, exhaustion makes them lazy and they
throw their anchor overboard without care for the damage it might do to
marine life or the sea floor.
Author: E. Pauline Johnson
Summary: The Two Sisters' was first told to celebrated poet and performer Pauline
Johnson (Tekahionwake) by Joe Capilano, chief of the Squamish Nation.
The universal themes of creation, courage, peace, and reconciliation run
through this heart-warming tale from a time long before Vancouver
Authors: Maria Williams and Felix Vigil's
Summary: How Raven Stole the Sun
is a beautiful retelling of a Tlingit story featuring a shape-shifting
raven determined to free humans from darkness by stealing the stars,
moon and sun which are kept under lock and key by a greedy chief. By
transforming himself into the chief's baby grandson, the bird is able to
trick the chief into releasing the light he has held captive,
unearthing a new dawn for the people.
Author: Noel McDermott
Summary: Kiviuq, one of the greatest and most important
characters in Inuit mythology, is said to have travelled over land and
sea overcoming obstacles and successfully defeating various fearsome
foes. In Kiviuq and the Mermaids, young readers experience one of Kiviuq’s most heartpounding adventures: an encounter with a group of frightening mermaids.
The Salmon Twins by Carol Simpson
|Indigenizing the Curriculum - Authentic Voices |
Author: by Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson) | illustrated by Natasha Donovan
Authors: Rebecca Hainnu, Anna Ziegler
An engaging look at the life cycle of the Sockeye Salmon and its connection to all of nature.
The Sockeye Mother explores how the animals, water, soil, and seasons are all intertwined.
Author: Julie Flett
Summary: Spend the day picking wild blueberries with Clarence and his
grandmother. Meet ant, spider, and fox in a beautiful woodland
andscape, the ancestral home of author and illustrator Julie Flett.
This book is written in both Enlglish and Cree.
the short Arctic summers, the tundra, covered most of the year under
snow and ice, becomes filled with colourful flowers, mosses, shrubs, and
lichens. These hardy little plants transform the northern landscape, as
they take advantage of the warmer weather and long hours of sunlight.
Author: Various Indigenous authors
Summary:Two legged and four legged beings are beautifully illustrated and
cultural meanings provided from the: Nuxalk, Namgis, Caost Salish,
Kwakwaka'wakw, Haisla, Heiltsuk, Haida, Bella Bella, Tsimshian, Kwa Na
Ki Nulth and Nuchatlaht Nations.
Author: Johnny Issaluk
Summary: Traditionally, Inuit played games in order to be physically and
mentally prepared for freezing weather, strenuous hunts, and other
grueling conditions that made survival difficult. In this book, Arctic
Winter Games champion Johnny Issaluk explains the basics of agility,
strength, and endurance games, from the one foot high kick to the head
pull and the airplane. Through straightforward descriptions and vibrant
photographs, this resource brings to life this vital aspect of Inuit
knowledge and culture