A young girl listens to her great-grandmother tell of her own childhood in the Arrow Lakes Tribe and how their traditional life on the Columbia River was changed when the Grand Coulee Dam was built. Gr.1-4
Website: First Nations & Métis Veterans Kit: from the Edmonton Public School Board
Everyone knows a guy like Jared: the burnout kid in high school who sells weed cookies and has a scary mom who's often wasted and wielding some kind of weapon. Jared does smoke and drink too much, and he does make the best cookies in town, and his mom is a mess, but he's also a kid who has an immense capacity for compassion... and he can't rely on anyone for consistent love and support, except for his flatulent pit bull, Baby Killer (he calls her Baby)--and now she's dead...
Deals with the difficult question of cultural identity in a world where different cultures co-exist in close quarters. Stacey, a seventeen year old girl at the brink of adulthood, balances her family?s traditional ways against the dominant society?s intrusive new values, knowing that her future lies in both worlds.
Novel: Danny runs away from school one day and meets Joshua, a Peigan boy out on the prairie who teaches him about Indian life in the past and new ways to handle problems at school. Gr.4-7
Novel:An eleven-year-old Penacook Indian boy living on a reservation faces his father's alcoholism, a controversy surrounding plans for a casino on a tribal island, and insensitivity toward Native Americans in his school and nearby town. Gr.4-6.
Novel: An orphaned boy, Jason, saves and adopts an orphaned colt. Bullied at school because he loves the colt, Jason finds comfort in his grandparents' teachings. He learns about his colt's heritage and decides to raise the colt to race. Gr.4-6.
Novel: Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847. Gr. 4-7
Novel: These stories teach us that we all have a gift to share. We depend on the insects, birds, fish and the animals to help us live in harmony with them. The Creator has given us these animals to provide guidance and the laws of nature to live in harmony with all creation. Living in harmony with the animals or Wesiihhik gives us the ability to have a peace of heart and the ability to overcome the challenges that life sets along The Path of Life
Adventure begins when Grandma takes her two grandchildren out for a trip on the lake. After showing the kids how to prepare of a fishing trip, Grandma and the kids enjoy a day of jigging in the ice for fish. Grandma shows them everything they need to know to complete a successful fishing trip, from what clothes to wear, to how to drill and clear holes in the ice, to how to make a traditional Inuit jigging rod.