People in Their World. (2001). Bison supermarket (Educational Kit). Saskatoon, SK: Great Plains.
Jeffers, S., & Chief Seattle. (1991). Brother Eagle, Sister Sky. Toronto, ON: Puffin Books.
Cree is the 2016 revised edition in this Weigl Educational Publishers series written by Erin Banting. This 32-page volume explores the traditional and current everyday life and culture of the Cree people by examining their unique food, clothing, art, language, homes, ceremonies, celebrations, language, storytelling, music and dance, and tools. Each topic covers the basic details of the people now known as Cree whose traditional territories extended from the Plains of Alberta to the Woods Cree of Saskatchewan and Manitoba to the present-day Swampy Cree of Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec. Each two-page spread includes simple paragraphs, colour maps, colour photographs, and an informative sidebar. Each volume includes an index and one-page quiz (Publisher).
Banting, E. (2016). Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture: Cree (revised). Collingwood, ON: Weigl Educational Publishers.
Koopman, C. (2009). Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture: Denesuline. Collingwood, ON: Weigl Educational Publishers.
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)
Cutting, R. (2011). Turtle Island Voices: Exploring art. Oakville, ON: Rubicon Publishing Inc.
Silvey, D. (2005). The kids book of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Toronto, ON: Kids Can Press.
Einarson, E. (2004). The moccasins. Penticton, BC: Theytus Books.
Waboose Bourdeau, J. (1997). Morning on the lake. Toronto, ON: Kids Can Press.
Moss Bag Stories
Our unit consists of stories about Saskatchewan's aboriginal cultures. Moss Bag Stories can be integrated into your curriculum under family studies. The stories tell about one way that Indian mothers take care of their young children. Moss Bags are the environmentally friendly diapers that native mothers used for their babies. Made of moss and cattails, native mothers would pick the moss and cattails in the Fall. They wanted to have a supply of diapers that would last them the winter months. The moss was cleaned and dried, and mixed with the fuzzy part of the cattail. This Primary Studies lesson provides a teacher and student section with reading passages, activities, word search, and math equations to create a well-rounded lesson plan (Publisher).
Trembach, V. (1997). Moss bag stories. North Battleford, SK: Rainbow Horizons Publishing.
This simple story in Cree and English explores a young child's relationship to his kuhkom, his grandmother, as they go for a walk in the bush to pick rosehips. The young boy follows his grandmother, walking, listening, picking, praying, eating, just as she does. In doing so, he absorbs the rich cultural traditions and values of his Cree heritage (Publisher).
Morin-Nelson, L., & Nicholson, C. (2007). Niwechihaw/I help. New York, NY: HarperCollins Canada.
Lomberg, M. (2007). Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture: Ojibwa. Collingwood, ON: Weigl Educational Publishers.
Powwow Summer: A Circle of Friends
Mack, T. (2012). Powwow summer: A circle of friends. Nanaimo, BC: Strong Nations Publishing.
Rebus, A. (2008). Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture: Sioux. Collingwood, ON: Weigl Educational Publishers.
Preszler, J. (2005). Tepees. Don Mills, ON: Capstone Press.
Wheeler, B., & Bekkering, H. (2016). Where did you get your moccasins? Winnipeg, MB: HighWater Press.
The Four Seasons: Daily and Seasonal Changes
Saskatchewan Ministry of Education. (n.d.). The four seasons: Daily and seasonal changes [Video file]. Retrieved from
Saskatchewan Ministry of Education. (n.d.). Ojibwe stories [Video file]. Retrieved from
Saskatchewan Ministry of Education (Producer). (n.d.). Peter's moccasins [Video file].
How the Beaver got His Tail
LaBarge, R. (retold by) (n.d.). How the beaver got his tail. Retrieved March 14, 2018,