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ISBN:
0531057607
Authors: Paul Goble      Illustrators: Paul Goble     
Call Number: GOB
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The story of Iktomi and the Boulders shows how Iktomi is a braggart and isn't very nice to the environment and animals around him. Iktomi's thoughts are printed in small text so this show this is into the mind of Iktomi. Iktomi is going to visit friends and family, so he wants to dress his best. ...

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The story of Iktomi and the Boulders shows how Iktomi is a braggart and isn't very nice to the environment and animals around him. Iktomi's thoughts are printed in small text so this show this is into the mind of Iktomi. Iktomi is going to visit friends and family, so he wants to dress his best. He thinks he is the best looking person. The animals and the birds laugh at him for being so egoistic with himself.


The story of Iktomi is based upon a Lakota tale that shows how Iktomi has trickster like qualities. Teachers may have to prepare in advance of reading this book with students. A conversation about the pipe (being a pipe carrier and pipe ceremony) will need to be discussed with students as Iktomi is using a pipe with no reference to ceremony. He's also wearing a headdress which has special protocol involved with wearing it, unless he is wearing regalia. We know he is going to visit friends and family, so this might be confusing for readers.

Iktomi tries to do the right things by sharing his blanket with boulder because boulder is getting sunburned. But in the end, Iktomi takes back the blanket for himself. Boulder comes loose and rolls on top of Iktomi and Iktomi must ask the animals for help. They cannot help him as Boulder is too big and strong. Iktomi lies to the bats and tells them that boulder has been saying rude matters about the bats. The bats attack Boulder and free Iktomi.

Teachers may want to discuss: who the Lakota people are; their beliefs and customs; the idea of trickster tales, and vocabulary words.

This book requires a pre-read by teachers for use in classrooms.
Published By: Orchard Books
Tags: trickster tale Lakota customs ceremony iktomi animals fables
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ISBN:
0531058190
Authors: Paul Goble      Illustrators: Paul Goble     
Call Number: GOB
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The story of "Iktomi and the Berries" shows how Iktomi is a braggart and isn't very nice to the enviornment and animals around him. Iktomi is hunting and is very impressed with himself and believes his ancestors would feel the same way. Iktomi gets in trouble while hunting as he is so prideful an...

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The story of "Iktomi and the Berries" shows how Iktomi is a braggart and isn't very nice to the enviornment and animals around him. Iktomi is hunting and is very impressed with himself and believes his ancestors would feel the same way. Iktomi gets in trouble while hunting as he is so prideful and isn't very careful which then he falls into the river.

The story of Iktomi is based upon a Lakota tale that shows how Iktomi has trickster like qualities. Teachers may have to prepare in advance of reading this book with students. A conversation about traditional hunting beliefs (preparing for the hunt; hunting as a necessary event to feed oneself and community; using all parts of the animal; preparing the meat and furs, etc.) will need to be discussed with students.

There are references to "white people" which will require a conversation with students about proper terminology. Teachers may want to discuss: who the Lakota people are, their beliefs, their tribal customs, the idea of trickster tales, and vocabulary words.

This book requires a pre-read by teachers for use in classrooms.
Published By: Orchard Books
Tags: ancestors hunting animals fables trickster tales
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ISBN:
9780531086629
Authors: Paul Globe     
Call Number: GLO
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The story of Iktomi and the Buzzard shows how Iktomi is a braggart and isn't very nice to the enviornment and animals around him. He finds himself in a tough situation when he can't cross the river and has to ask help from the buzzard.

Some things to watch for are words that students...

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The story of Iktomi and the Buzzard shows how Iktomi is a braggart and isn't very nice to the enviornment and animals around him. He finds himself in a tough situation when he can't cross the river and has to ask help from the buzzard.

Some things to watch for are words that students might not know such as ethnically, epithets and disrepute. The story of Iktomi is based upon a Lakota tale that shows how Iktomi has trickster like qualities. There are some passages in the book that are upside down, so students may like to flip the book to read. This inversion of text placement is when Iktomi is upside down.

Teachers may have to prepare in advance of reading this book with students. Teachers may want to discuss who the Lakota people are; their belief, their tribal customs, the idea of trickster tales; and vocabulary words.

This book definitely requires a pre-read by teachers for use in classrooms.
Published By: Orchard Books
Tags: Lakota trickster tale animals Trickster iktomi
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ISBN:
9780919441897
Price: $14.95
Authors: Lee Maracle     
Call Number: MAR
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Bent Box is a series of poems that is a collection of a woman who undergoes some tragedies in her life. There is reference to sexual abuse; and the literacy content is not suitable for school age students.

Published By: Theytus Books Ltd.
Tags: tragedy culture abuse
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ISBN:
9781770715615
Authors: Megan Cuthbert      Illustrators: Martha Jablonski-Jones     
Call Number: CUT
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The Aboriginal Legends of Canada series is not recommended for classroom or learning common area. The series includes many inaccuracies such as:

content
images
factual information
generalization

In addition, the series does not portray First Nations, M...

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The Aboriginal Legends of Canada series is not recommended for classroom or learning common area. The series includes many inaccuracies such as:

content
images
factual information
generalization

In addition, the series does not portray First Nations, Metis and Inuit from a contemporary perspective resulting in negative stereo types.
Published By: Weigl
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ISBN:
9781554537129
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This book is not recommended due to some of the subject matter and inaccuracies.

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ISBN:
9781554537143
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This book is not recommended due to some of the subject matter and inaccuracies

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ISBN:
9780176679057
Authors: Education Coalition Indigenous      Illustrators: Education Coalition Indigenous     
Call Number: IND
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Please note that this book is not recommended for classroom use because the content does not accurately portray feast preparation, as well as the cultural significance.

Getting Ready for the Feast is a levelled reading book from the Circle of Life: Learning from an Elder series. Thi...

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Please note that this book is not recommended for classroom use because the content does not accurately portray feast preparation, as well as the cultural significance.

Getting Ready for the Feast is a levelled reading book from the Circle of Life: Learning from an Elder series. This picture book contains simple pattern sentences and illustrations for the emerging reader.
Published By: Nelson Education
Tags: arbour
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ISBN:
7485134265986
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Path of the Warrior by Richard Van Camp and Steven Keewatin Sanderson is not recommended for classroom use. This graphic novel contains a very detailed traumatic storyline, including negative graphic imagery.

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ISBN:
5426187958432
Authors: Steven Keewatin Sanderson     
Call Number: KEE
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Lighting Up the Darkness is a graphic novel available online from The Health Aboriginal Network. This graphic novel contains stereotypical images, derogatory reference, and illicit scenes (i.e. drinking, confrontation with police) and is not recommended for classroom use.

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