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"In this lyrical story-poem, written in Anishinaabemowin and English, a child and grandmother explore their surroundings, taking pleasure in the familiar sights that each new season brings. We accompany them through warm summer days full of wildflowers, bees and blueberries, then fall, when bears feast before hibernation and forest mushrooms are ripe for harvest. Winter mornings begin in darkness as deer, mice and other animals search for food, while spring brings green shoots poking through melting snow and the chirping of peepers."--
"In the late 19th century, the United States Government began establishing Indian Residential Schools with the intent of forcibly assimilating Native American children into Euro-American culture. Wenonah, a young Ojibwe girl, will need her Great Grandfathers help to find ways she can remember her beautiful culture & indigenous identity in this time of great upheaval for her tribe." -- publisher
Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth's water from harm and corruption -- a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade. Water is the first medicine. It affects and connects us all. When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth and poison her people's water, one young water protector takes a stand to defend Earth's most sacred resource. - Publisher
"An Indigenous rhyming poem with colorful illustrations about the seven sacred teachings that can be learned from the sun. This richly illustrated book by Métis writer David Bouchard and Métis illustrator Kristy Cameron weaves together Woodland-style paintings with a rhythmic poem about the spiritual lessons that we can learn from the Sun and the Seven Sacred Teachings." --publisher
"A rhyming picture book for young children about how to live a good and virtuous life by following the eagle’s teachings. When we look up to the sky and see a beautiful eagle soaring by, we may stop to appreciate its graceful sight, but The Eagle Feather shows us, eagles also have powerful teachings to offer. In this book, we learn that each feather on the eagle’s wing represents a virtue from which we can all learn." -- publisher
"A picture book based on a true story about a young First Nations girl who was sent to a residential school. When eight-year-old Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school she is confused, frightened, and terribly homesick. She tries to remember who she is and where she came from despite the efforts of the nuns to force her to do otherwise. Based on the life of Jenny Kay Dupuis' own grandmother, I Am Not a Number brings a terrible part of Canada's history to light in a way that children can learn from and relate to"--|cProvide by publisher
Amik tells his grandfather (Moshoom) about his school. Then Moshoom tells Amik about the residential school he went to. Amik decides to show his grandfather how different his school is. One book in The Seven Teachings Stories series. The Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe—love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty and truth—are revealed in seven stories for children. Set in urban landscapes, Indigenous children tell familiar stories about home, school and community. --publisher
Misaabe tells stories and tries to pass them off as the truth. When his mother finds out, she tries to show him his life isn't so bad. One book in The Seven Teachings Stories series. The Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe—love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty and truth—are revealed in seven stories for children. Set in urban landscapes, Indigenous children tell familiar stories about home, school and community. --publisher
An introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals. In the tradition of the Anishinaabe people of Canada, everyone belongs to an animal clan or totem. This totem animal symbolizes the skills that each member of the clan must learn to serve their tribe.
Miskwaadesi is puzzled about the teaching Truth. But she knows more than she thinks she does. One book in The Seven Teachings Stories series. The Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe—love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty, and truth—are revealed in seven stories for children. Set in urban landscapes, Indigenous children tell familiar stories about home, school, and community. --publisher