Spirit and Intent
Ottawa, ON: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.
Lessons from Mother Earth
Tess visits her grandmother many times without really being aware of the garden. Hoever, on this particular day, they step outside the door and Tess learns that all of nature can be a garden. She learns if you take care of the plants that grow and you learn about them -- understanding when they flower, when they give fruit, and when to leave them alone -- you will always find something to nourish you. Lessons from Mother Earth gently shares the First Nations' tradition of taking care of Mother Earth.
Native North Americans: Wisdom and Gifts
Many of the foods we eat, the tools we use, the games we play, and even the ideas in which we believe, originated with North American Native peoples. Beautiful images and easy-to-follow text help young readers discover the Native traditions and practices that were adopted by European explorers, North American settlers, and other people around the world. The topics include: Native hunting and fishing practices that are still in use today; innovations in medicine and health that helped many people survive in North America, and how Native beliefs of equality and democracy were adopted by North American governments (Publisher).
Nokomis and I Go to Town
Circle of Life Sets 1–3 and Sets 4–6 levelled books are for guided and independent reading. This collection of narrative and nonfiction books offers unique content that engages students, and deepens appreciation and understanding of Indigenous cultures and traditions (Publisher).
Practicing the Law of Circular Interaction: First Nations Environment and Conservation Principles, Principle One, Resource Guide
conservation principles, principle one, resource guide. Saskatoon, SK: Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre.
This Land is My Land
Through his own words and paintings, acclaimed Native artist George Littlechild takes us back in time to the first meeting between his Plains Cree ancestors and the first European settlers in North America. In This Land Is My Land, George intimately and honestly shares with readers how he discovered his Native heritage and what it means to him. He recounts the history of his people and expresses his wish to use his art to portray the wonders of his heritage, and to heal the pain of his people's history (Publisher).
In four days, Shi-shi-etko leaves for residential school. Before she leaves, Shi-shi-etko's mother, father and Yayah share teachings they want her to remember. Shi-shi-etko learns to treasure the world that surrounds her. Yaya gives Shi-shi-etko a small bag made from deer hide and sinew. She tells Shi-shi-etko that the bag is to store memories.