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Voices in the Waterfall

Voices in the Waterfall

by Beth Cuthand
edition:Paperback
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tagged : native american, women authors, non-classifiable

Revised and re-released, this ethereal collection of poetry and prose is written in four distinct yet cohesive parts: Our Sacred Spaces, Invasion, Revolution and Return to Our Sacred Spaces. Through haunting and exquisite imagery, poet Beth Cuthand embarks on a lyrical journey heavy with both despair and tender hope. The words linger in your mind, …

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Jenneli's Dance

Jenneli's Dance

by Elizabeth Denny, illustrated by Christopher Auchter
edition:Paperback
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : girls & women, multigenerational, native canadian

Jenneli is a young girl who feels that she is nothing special until she learns about the Métis Red River Jig from Grandma Lucee. One day Grandma Lucee enters Jenneli into the jigging contest, and Jenneli is both horrified and excited. With Grandma Lucee's love and support, Jenneli places her doubts and fears aside to dance in the contest.

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Will's Garden

Will's Garden

by Lee Maracle
edition:Paperback
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age: 12
Grade: 7
tagged : values & virtues

Will's Garden is Maracle's first novel that crosses over into Young Adult Fiction. This coming of age story of a young Sto: loh man is set in Sto: loh territory. Will takes the time to re-look at the women in his life, consider his future as a Sto: loh caretaker of the land in the modern world, while dealing with common issues of a teenager, proble …

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Two Trails Narrow

Two Trails Narrow

by Stephen McGregor
edition:Paperback
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tagged : non-classifiable, native american & aboriginal, cultural heritage

Ryman McGregor and Abraham Scott have a lot in common. Both are Algonquin half-breeds unhappily attending St. Xavier's Residential School in Ontario and desperately seeking to escape the harsh hands of the abusive Jesuit priests. One night, the boys—along with Ryman's sister—decide to make a break for it, but RCMP trackers quickly pick up thei …

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Threads of My Life

Threads of My Life

The Testimony of Hilaria Supa Hauman, A Rural Quechua Woman
by Hilaria Supa Huaman, edited by Waltraut Stolben
edition:Paperback
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She loves life in spite of everything. Conceived as the result of a rape, she herself was raped at the age of 14. Her name is Hilaria Supa Huaman. She is 47 years old and self-educated. She has lived in Lima, the capital of Peru. She now lives in Huallaccocha, in Cuzco. She campaigns for agriculture and for the women of the countryside. For more th …

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Deadly Loyalties

Deadly Loyalties

by Jennifer Storm
edition:Paperback
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age: 12 to 100
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 100
tagged : violence, aboriginal & indigenous, coming of age

Blaise is a fairly average Native girl growing up in Winnipeg and dealing with the normal triggers of teenage angst—parents, school, friends. Then her best friend is murdered by the Reds, a local gang, and she is the only witness. For protection, she turns to a rival gang called the West Bloods and her life changes forever. She must quickly learn …

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Yamozha and His Beaver Wife / Yamoozha Ey|ts’o Wets’èkeè Tsa

Yamozha and His Beaver Wife / Yamoozha Ey|ts’o Wets’èkeè Tsa

as told by Vital Thomas, illustrated by Archie Beaulieu, translated by Mary Siemens
edition:Hardcover
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
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tagged : native american

A powerful medicine man, Yamozha is prominent in many Dene stories. In this vividly illustrated legend, Yamozha forgets a promise to his wife and she transforms into a giant beaver. Determined to turn her back into a woman, he sets off in search of her, but his efforts are in vain because she does not wish to be caught. According to the legend, Yam …

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The Old Man with the Otter Medicine

The Old Man with the Otter Medicine

by John Blondin
edition:Hardcover
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It is winter and the people are starving. There are no fish. They must seek the help of a medicine man to save them. The Man with the Otter Medicine tells of medicine power, the struggle for survival and an important part of the history and culture of the Dene people as it has been passed down through stories and legends for generations.

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Red Rooms

Red Rooms

by Cherie Dimaline
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
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age: 13 to 17
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 100
tagged : literary

Cherie Dimaline told us this book should be classified as R. Wait, that is for movies - Oh, same thing. Language, themes, violence, sex and portrayal of drug use may be offensive to some readers. Reader discretion is advised. What is all the ruckus about? Naomi, a Native chambermaid in a busy downtown hotel, amuses herself by imagining the past, pr …

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Zoe and the Fawn

Zoe and the Fawn

by Catherine Jameson, illustrated by Julie Flett
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
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age: 5 to 7
Grade: p to k
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : native canadian

An adventure begins when Zoe finds a lone fawn in the forest and helps search for its mother. But who could the mother be? A bunny? A fish? Join Zoe and her father as they encounter many woodland animals and learn their Native names along the way.

The tale is simple yet charming. Zoe's inquisitive nature is endearing, as is her father's gentle patie …

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Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

Stories from the Kamloops Indian Residential School
edited by Jack Agnes
edition:Paperback
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Behind Closed Doors features written testimonials from thirty-two individuals who attended the Kamloops Indian Residential School. The school was one of many infamous residential schools that operated from 1893 to 1979. The storytellers remember and share with us their stolen time at the school; many stories are told through courageous tears.

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Aboriginality and Governance

Aboriginality and Governance

A Multlidisciplinary Perspective
edited by Christie Gordon
edition:Paperback
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The discussion of Aboriginal governance is a highly contested site which brings together history, political theory (both Indigenous and Western), and legal theory, as well as culture, identity and notions of nationhood and citizenship. Gordon Christie has assembled a set of articles from a group of Quebécois academics who lend their perspectives a …

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When the Spirits Dance

When the Spirits Dance

by Larry Loyie, with Constance Brissenden
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : cultural heritage, native canadian

When Lawrence's father goes overseas with the Canadian Army during the Second World War, the young Cree boy struggles to grow up while wrestling with the meaning of war. With Papa gone, Mama raises the children alone. Traditional foods such as wild meat and fish are scarce, and many other foods are rationed.
Angry about the changes and confused abo …

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Circle Game, The

Circle Game, The

Shadows and Substance in the Indian Residential School Experience in Canada Revised Edition
by Roland Chrisjohn; Sherri Young & Michael Maraun
edition:Paperback
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Was the residential school era a misguided feature of Canada's generous humanitarian inclinations toward Aboriginal peoples? Were the notorious brutal acts of the operators of these schools the sporadic and isolated deeds of a few malign individuals? The authors of The Circle Game shout a resounding "No!" to these and related questions, arguing tha …

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Weesquachak

Weesquachak

by Ruby Slipperjack
edition:Paperback
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tagged : native american studies, literary

At times heart-stopping, at times heartbreaking, but always alive with a mixture of irresistible characters and real emotions, this story is a testament to the saving graces of community, of family, of tradition.

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Sky Woman

Sky Woman

Indigenous Women Who Have Shaped, Moved, or Inspired Us.
edited by Sandra Laronde
edition:Paperback
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When Sky Woman fell from the upper world through a hole in the sky, earth was born. Since then, as Indigenous women, we have been resourceful, resilient and remarkable in our will to keep falling and moving forward. We fall to better ground because of the shining example of the incandescent lives of those who have gone before us. - From the introdu …

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Eat, Run, and Live Healthy

Eat, Run, and Live Healthy

by Karen Olson
edition:Paperback
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age: 5
Grade: k
tagged : diet & nutrition

Nurse Ellen visits Annie Calf Robe' classroom. Nurse Ellen's use of pictures and fun activities helps the children learn about the importance of healthy foods.

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Looking After Me

Looking After Me

by Denise Lecoy
edition:Paperback
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : emotions & feelings

A sweet story about a young Quail who learns life lessons about laughing, crying, anger, hurt, happiness, fear, trust, love and standing up for one self.

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My Life in a Kwagu'l Big House

My Life in a Kwagu'l Big House

by Diane Jacobson
edition:Paperback
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age: 12 to 100
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 100
tagged : general (see also headings under social topics), cultural heritage, aboriginal & indigenous

Honey Jacobson considered herself lucky to live in the last semi-traditional big house of the Kwagu'l people: a four-storey house filled with a loving extended family of cousins, uncles, aunts and the patriarch and matriarch of the household, Grandpa Moses and Granny Axu. While new smaller houses were spreading throughout her community, Honey real …

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The Gathering Tree

The Gathering Tree

by Larry Loyie, with Constance Brissenden, illustrated by Heather D. Holmlund
edition:Paperback
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : native canadian, diseases, illnesses & injuries

The Gathering Tree is a beautifully illustrated children's book about HIV/AIDS. Written by award-winning First Nations author Larry Loyie and co-author Constance Brissenden, it is a gentle, positive story of a First Nations family facing HIV. After eleven-year-old Tyler and his younger sister Shay-Lyn learn their favorite cousin Robert has HIV, the …

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Dancing With the Cranes

Dancing With the Cranes

by Jeannette Armstrong
edition:Paperback
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
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Dancing with the Cranes gives an understanding of birth, life and death. Chi's momma is soon to have a baby, but Chi is having a hard time being happy about it. Chi misses Temma (her grandma), who has passed away. Chi's momma and daddy help ease the pain of losing Temma and help Chi to understand life and death as a part of nature. Chi soon finds h …

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Shuswap Journey

Shuswap Journey

by Harold Eustache
edition:Paperback
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Journey into Shuswap country in the time of early colonization. A neighbouring Indian tribe from over the Rocky Mountains abducts a group of Shuswap women and a great tale of trouble and triumph unfolds. Based on a traditional Shuswap legend, the story is told by a captured girla Shuswap chief's daughter. Harold Eustache takes us back to a time in …

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The Moccasins

The Moccasins

by Earl Einarson, illustrated by Julie Flett
edition:Paperback
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : adoption, native canadian

This is an endearing story of a young Aboriginal foster child who is given a special gift by his foster mother. Her gift of warmth and thoughtfulness helps her young foster children by encouraging self-esteem, acceptance and love. Written as a simple story, it speaks of a positive foster experience.

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Box of Treasures or Empty Box?

Box of Treasures or Empty Box?

Twenty Years of Section 35
edited by Ardith Walkem & Halie Bruce
edition:Paperback
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tagged : native american, indigenous peoples, post-confederation (1867-)

Over twenty years ago, Aboriginal and Treaty Rights were included in Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. They provided the basis for recognition of the unique status of Indigenous Peoples within Canada. After four first ministers' conferences on Aboriginal Constitutional Matters failed to produce any substantial agreement between Indigenous …

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Q'Sapi

Q'Sapi

A History of Okanagan People as told by Okanagan families
by Shirley Louis
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
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Q'sapi, meaning "long time ago," is a book that traces the history of the Okanagan People. The People of the Okanagan Nation are located in the interior valley of British Columbia and all the way down past the border into the United States. Containing conversations with Elders and other members of the community, this book shares their personal expe …

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Nk'Mip Chronicles

Nk'Mip Chronicles

Art from the Inkameep Day School
edited by Andrea Walsh
edition:Paperback
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This is a refreshing historical document about identity and education in a Native community in the time of residential schools. Anthony Walsh arrived at the Inkameep Day School in 1932 and started teaching. He had little experience in education but encouraged the children to explore their Aboriginal identity through art and drama.Anthony Walsh's ed …

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The Winona LaDuke Reader

The Winona LaDuke Reader

A Collection of Essential Writings
by Winona LaDuke
edition:Paperback
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tagged : environmental conservation & protection, civil rights

This comprehensive book covers such topics as Native American affairs, women's and children's issues, environmental issues and mainstream politics. It's LaDuke's first complete collection of speeches, fictional writing and environmental/political pieces. As an advocate for Native American rights, champion of women's and children's issues, protector …

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Unusual Friendships

Unusual Friendships

A Little Black Cat and a Little White Rat
by Beatrice Mosionier, illustrated by Rebecca Belmore
edition:Paperback
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This story of an unusual friendship between a black cat and a white rat is full of colourful Métis affectations. With subtle references to the life of a Métis, the black cat is not accepted at the cat show as he is not considered a purebred. The white rat fiddles a tune, encouraging all the cats to learn to jig. They join together and achieve sta …

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Creating Community

Creating Community

edited by Renate Eigenbrod & Jo-Anne Episkenew
edition:Paperback
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Creating Community is a special book about imagination and challenge. We know that writers try to tell us things. We know that what they tell is culturally-based. But what exactly are Aboriginal authors trying to tell us?Fifteen authors and scholars discuss Aboriginal literature in it's unique Canadian context

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DraMetis

DraMetis

Three Plays by Metis Authors
by Maria Campbell; Marie Humber Clements & Greg Daniels
edition:Paperback
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DraMétis is the first anthology to focus on the emerging discipline of Métis drama. The pieces have all been previously produced and highlight the diversity of Métis drama being written and performed in Canada.

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(Ad)dressing Our Words

(Ad)dressing Our Words

Aboriginal Perspectives on Aboriginal Literature
edited by Armand Garnet Ruffo & Greg Young-Ing
edition:Paperback
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This critical anthology of essays by Aboriginal academics provides an in-depth analysis of the emerging body of literature by Aboriginal authors. The contributors study the works of their peers with an insightful understanding of the significance of contemporary literature within Aboriginal cultural paradigms.This critical anthology of essays by Ab …

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My Life with the Salmon

My Life with the Salmon

by Diane Jacobson
edition:Paperback
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age: 12 to 100
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 100
tagged : science & technology, aboriginal & indigenous, environmental conservation & protection

Diane "Honey" Jacobson's latest book is an important comment about First Nations efforts to save the salmon and her personal youthful journey to find meaning and a sense of place in life. Like the style in her first book My Life in a Kwagu'l Big House, Diane's style in My Life with the Salmon is full of action, amazing adventures and fascinating co …

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Crisp Blue Edges

Crisp Blue Edges

Indigenous Creative Non-Fiction
by Rasunah Marsden
edition:Paperback
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The work gathered in this anthology spans a wide range of formats and styles: essay, biography, story, prose and journalism. Pertinent pieces include "Albums That Saved My Life" by Richard Van Camp, "Iron Yells" by Gerry William and "Feast of Four Winds" by Beth Cuthand.

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Bent Box

Bent Box

by Lee Maracle
edition:Paperback
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Bent Box is the first collection of poetry by Lee Maracle. The poems speak volumes of emotion ranging from quiet desperation to bitter anger to the depths of love. Maracle adds a rich blend of prose and poetry to her impressive list of fiction and autobiographical titles which include Bobbi Lee: Indian Rebel, I Am Woman, Ravensong, Sundogs and her …

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Whispering in Shadows

Whispering in Shadows

by Jeannette Armstrong
edition:Paperback
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The second novel by renowned Okanagan author Jeannette Armstrong traces the life of a young Native woman on a reserve who is exposed to pesticides while working as a fruit picker in the Okanagan Valley.Whispering in Shadows provides a glimpse into the complexities of the contemporary life and psyche of Aboriginal peoples. The novel conveys an impor …

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Stories And Images Of What The Horse Has Done For Us

Stories And Images Of What The Horse Has Done For Us

An Illustrated History of Okanagan Ranching and Rodeo
edited by Bill Cohen
edition:Paperback
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This book is a photo journal of the special relationship between the horse and the Okanagan people. Included are stories from Okanagan oral tradition, Okanagan Elders' statements, and stories about the people and events depicted in the photographs.Photographs date from the late 1800s to the 1990s; most date from the first half of the twentieth cent …

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Kwulasulwut II

Kwulasulwut II

II
by White, Ellen, illustrated by Bill Cohen
edition:Paperback
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This is Ellen White's sequel to Kwulasulwut: Stories from the Coast Salish. The new volume features four more freshly written and translated English versions of traditional Salish legends adapted for children.

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Red Blood

Red Blood

by Jack Forbes
edition:Paperback
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Red Blood is the first novel by Native American author Jack Forbes whose incredibly prolific writing career includes more than fifteen titles. The novel traces a young Native American man's journey through life, and consequent coming of age, as he travels all over North America seeking insights into his values, relationships, spirituality and cultu …

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Slash

Slash

by Jeannette Armstrong
edition:Paperback
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age: 12 to 100
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 100
tagged : canada, aboriginal & indigenous

Slash is Jeannette Armstrong's first novel. It poignantly traces the struggles, pain and alienation of a young Okanagan man who searches for truth and meaning in his life. Recognized as an important work of literature, Slash is used in high schools, colleges and universities.

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Meshom and the Little One

Meshom and the Little One

Revised Edition
by Elaine Wagner, illustrated by Marie-Micheline Hamelin
edition:Paperback
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
Reading age: 3 to 5
tagged : native canadian, multigenerational

After ten-year-old Shawna moves to the West Coast with her mother, she misses Meshom (her grandfather) but is surprised when he arrives for her birthday.

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Opening in the Sky

Opening in the Sky

by Armand Garnet Ruffo
edition:Paperback
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Opening in the Sky is Armand Ruffo's first collection of poetry. Drawing from his Ojibway heritage, the author explores identity, alienation, liberation, love and loss. His poems examine the violence against the Native peoples and the land. Black-and-white illustrations by Leo Yerxa are also featured in the book.

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