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ISBN:
9780176778972
Authors: Jackie Taypotat      Racette Calvin     
Call Number: TAY
Review:

All Things Green is a non-fiction text of an in terrier from student reporters about a community garden in British Columbia. The reporters learn how the community garden is a business that contributes to the local community. This is a great addition to any home reading and guided reading collection.

Published By: Nelson Education
Tags: First Nations garden seeds planets land Mother Earth earth
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ISBN:
9780176778996
Authors: Jackie Taypotat     
Call Number: TAY
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Students write blog entries about residential schools. Every day, they write a new entry that portrays what they learned that day. The first entry is about Orange Shirt Day and how it came to be. They also write about their feelings and thoughts. It ends with a post about Project of Heart.

Published By: Nelson Education
Tags: residential schools honour Indigenous project of heart Elders culture phyllis webstad orange shirt day identity
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ISBN:
9780176778958
Authors: Jackie Taypotat      Racette Calvin     
Call Number: TAY
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Treaty Fair is the story of a student who is inspired to learn about Treaty after participating in National Aboriginal Day in Saskatoon. It includes mini-biographies of Treaty commissioners from Saskatoon, Manitoba and Ontario.

Ideas for student actions to increase Treaty knowledge a...

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Treaty Fair is the story of a student who is inspired to learn about Treaty after participating in National Aboriginal Day in Saskatoon. It includes mini-biographies of Treaty commissioners from Saskatoon, Manitoba and Ontario.

Ideas for student actions to increase Treaty knowledge are on the last page and the phrase "We are all Treaty People" is discussed.

*Needs teaching around the term "Indian" in government documents.
*Not Alberta content
Published By: Nelson Education
Tags: Inuit Elders Metis david arnot treaties national aboriginal day fiddlers hoop dancers we are all treaty people treaty commissioner promises land singers powwow First Nations drummers isadore day sophie macpierre denniss whitebird cliff wright Treaty storytellers
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ISBN:
9780986874079
Price: $22.00
Authors: Aaron Paquette     
Call Number: PAQ
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Lightfinder is a young adult fantasy novel about Aisling, a young Cree woman who sets out into the wilderness to find and rescue her runaway brother, Eric. Along the way she learns of the wisdom held by her family and begins to understand that the legends of her people might be real. What is even...

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Lightfinder is a young adult fantasy novel about Aisling, a young Cree woman who sets out into the wilderness to find and rescue her runaway brother, Eric. Along the way she learns of the wisdom held by her family and begins to understand that the legends of her people might be real. What is even more surprising to Aisling, is that she has a power that may be strong enough to save her brother, who has been trapped by a dark force, and gives hope to a world that is on the brink of destruction. Aaron creates a fast-paced and exciting adventure that leads to an epic battle between good and evil.

The structure of the novel makes it conducive to be used as a read aloud. There are short chapters that alternate between two siblings, Aisling and Eric. Thus creating opportunities to make predictions and reflect on each of the sibling's experiences. Lightfinder includes visually stunning, black and white illustrations that add to the literary exploration between light and dark.
Published By: Kegedonce Press
Tags: the gifts from mother earth totem animals the power of tradition myths ceremony loss love responding to hardship old stories dreams exploring culture coming of age magic realism
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ISBN:
9780986883804
Price: $12.95
Authors: Amelia Crowfoot      Rob Lennard     
Call Number: LEN
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The Amazing Time Travel Adventures of the Iron Crow Brothers and Bree Saint Marie is a historical fiction young adult novel.

The storyline combines an original time travel tale along with historical factoids about Alberta history. When his little brother, Johnny, contracts a fatal b...

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The Amazing Time Travel Adventures of the Iron Crow Brothers and Bree Saint Marie is a historical fiction young adult novel.

The storyline combines an original time travel tale along with historical factoids about Alberta history. When his little brother, Johnny, contracts a fatal blood disease, teenage track star Max Iron Crow embarks on a life-saving vision quest. Using his science teacher's time travel device, Max takes Johnny and their friend Bree, a Métis girl, back to an 1899 celebration in honour of Alberta's missionary Father Lacombe.

Some students may find the fact-filled pages intrusive as they appear at various points along the storyline.

Recommended with caution.
Published By: H.T Murgatroyed Publishing
Tags: Blackfoot chief red crow Plains First Nations chief crowfoot blood Metis alberta history historical fiction father lacombe chief bull head
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ISBN:
9781554516872
Price: $19.95
Authors: Lisa Charleyboy      Mary Beth Leatherdale     
Call Number: CHA
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Truly universal in its themes. Dreaming in Indian will shatter commonly held stereotypes and challenge readers to rethink their own place in the world.

Divided into four sections: Roots, Battles, Medicines and Dream catchers, this book offers readers a unique insight into a community...

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Truly universal in its themes. Dreaming in Indian will shatter commonly held stereotypes and challenge readers to rethink their own place in the world.

Divided into four sections: Roots, Battles, Medicines and Dream catchers, this book offers readers a unique insight into a community often misunderstood and misrepresented by the main stream media.
Published By: Annick Press
Tags: culture bullying urbanization identity community homes colonization
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ISBN:
9781770714540
Authors: Jennifer Howse     
Call Number: HOW
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"Aboriginal Biographies: Artists" highlights accomplished First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists from across Canada. This expository text highlights the positive contributions of each artist and their journey to becoming artists. Full of colourful photos and easy to follow timelines, this collect...

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"Aboriginal Biographies: Artists" highlights accomplished First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists from across Canada. This expository text highlights the positive contributions of each artist and their journey to becoming artists. Full of colourful photos and easy to follow timelines, this collection makes for an engaging resource.
Published By: Weigl Educational Publishers Ltd.
Tags: totem poles Haida residential schools sculpting allen sapp Alan syliboy Norval morrisseau petroglyphs Ojibwe Timeline Cree Christi Belcourt reserve medicine woman fur trade Aboriginal mural myths Art biography Metis artifacts Pottery beadwork Painting Inuit Elders bill reid David ruben piqtoukun Mi'kmaq
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ISBN:
9781554517503
Price: $14.95
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A collection of roughly 25 vignettes of different Indigenous peoples in North America, which include: essays, poems, interviews and visual aids that cover being Indigenous in a city. Topics include: food, ceremony, health, racism, suicide, stereotypes, identity, education and activism.

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A collection of roughly 25 vignettes of different Indigenous peoples in North America, which include: essays, poems, interviews and visual aids that cover being Indigenous in a city. Topics include: food, ceremony, health, racism, suicide, stereotypes, identity, education and activism.

Visually, the book is stunning. The art and design are a wonderful mix of modern and tradition.

Each pieces is 1-5 pages, so it is a quick read and gives an extremely diverse look at being an urban Indigenous youth. Teachers could use pieces out of the book for real affect, and many students would enjoy flipping through these pages.

There is a concern with usage of terminology in the book, that could confuse many. The book is edited by two Canadians, and a majority of the stories come from Canadian cities. However, the book title is NATIVE AMERICANS in the City, and the term Tribe, Tribal and Native is used throughout the book.

The content of the book is good, however, the terminology could cause confusion in many readers, especially non-Indigenous youth. This terminology is not very common in Canada, and they are not preferred terms for many.
Published By: Annick Press
Tags: poetry identity Art education urban essay city indigenous in the city activism
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ISBN:
9780978469504
Authors: Carol James      Illustrators: Carol James      Janet LaFrance     
Call Number: JAM
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This book is about weaving yarn. It gives illustrations on how to weave friendship bracelets and Métis sashes.

Published By: Friesen's Printing
Tags: Metis sash weaving
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ISBN:
9780986905865
Authors: Saakokoto Author      Illustrators: Mitchell Poundmaker     
Call Number: AU
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Graphic Novel that includes two stories.

The purpose of this publication is to aid in the work of getting young people to speak Blackfoot. The story is written in Blackfoot and English and comes with a CD that has an animation with narration of the story.

Both stories ar...

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Graphic Novel that includes two stories.

The purpose of this publication is to aid in the work of getting young people to speak Blackfoot. The story is written in Blackfoot and English and comes with a CD that has an animation with narration of the story.

Both stories are traditional Blackfoot stories, any student would enjoy reading these. They don't follow "Western" story conventions and will keep students hooked.

Certainly, the book would be would be perfect for some learning Blackfoot. However, any student would enjoy the stories. Especially those who enjoy graphic novels.

Quality of the artwork and design and lettering is lower than most graphic novels in this category. Some could initially be turned away by lower production value.
Published By: Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth
Tags: teachings story telling Blackfoot Graphic Novels/Cartoons traditions
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