Buffalo Learns Respect
Turtle Island Voices, grades 1-6, consist of ten titles per grade. The series offers aboriginal children a unique opportunity to see themselves in their learning materials. It is rooted in the concepts of inter-connectedness, respect for life, and the quest for a better future. It offers all children the opportunity to recognize the role and contributions of Aboriginal peoples in the life, culture, and heritage of Canada (Publisher).
Bouchard, D. (2011). Turtle Island Voices: Buffalo learns respect. Oakville, ON: Rubicon Publishing Inc.
Caduto, M. J., Bruchac, J., & Fadden, J. K. (1991). Keepers of the animals: Native stories and wildlife activities for children (Canadian ed.). Saskatoon, SK: Fifth House.
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. (2010). The learning circle: Classroom activities on First Nations in Canada ages 8-11. Ottawa, ON: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.
Goble, P. (2002). The legend of the White Buffalo Woman. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society.
Lessons from Mother Earth
Tess visits her grandmother many times without really being aware of the garden. However, on this particular visit, Tess learns that all of nature can be a garden. She learns if you take care of the growing plants 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 shares the First Nations' tradition of taking care of Mother Earth.
McLeod, E., & Wood, C. (2010). Lessons from Mother Earth. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
Kalman, B. (2001). Nations of the Plains. St. Catherine's, ON: Crabtree Publishing.
Native North American: Foods and Recipes
Readers will be fascinated by the wide variety of foods that the early Native peoples hunted, gathered, and grew. They will also be amazed to learn that many of the foods they now eat were introduced by Native North Americans. This interesting book also includes Native cooking styles and several recipes inspired by the many Native nations throughout North America. Kids will find the recipes easy to follow and will love tasting Native foods and flavors! Beautiful images and clear text teach children how Native people respected Nature’s gifts and celebrated the foods they were given, how some foods such as maple sugar, wild rice, and corn were gathered and cultivated, and, how Native people preserved and cooked foods (Publisher).
Kalman, B. (2006). Native North American: Foods and Recipes. St. Catherine's, ON: Crabtree Publishing.
Campbell, M. (1983). People of the buffalo: How the Plains Indians lived. Vancouver, BC: Douglas and McIntyre.
Office of the Treaty Commissioner. (2008). Revival of the treaty relationship, living in harmony: A treaty resource guide for grade 6 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://otctreatyteachermt.wikispaces.com/file/view/Classroom%20Treaty-Grade%201.pdf/134070137/Classroom%20Treaty-Grade%201.pdf