Indigenous Peoples in the World Wars by Simon Rose
Simon Rose authors this 24-page information book for elementary students that provides information about the role of First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and communities during the First and Second World Wars.
Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton; Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton
Publication Date: 2010-09-01
I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis; Kathy Kacer; Gillian Newland (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2016-09-06
"Based on a true story about a young First Nations girl who was sent to a residential school"--Provided by publisher.
I Lost My Talk by Rita Joe; Pauline Young (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2019-11-13
One of Rita Joe's most influential poems, "I Lost My Talk" tells the revered Mi'kmaw Elder's childhood story of losing her language while a resident of the residential school in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. An often quoted piece in this era of truth and reconciliation, Joe's powerful words explore and celebrate the survival of Mi'kmaw culture and language despite its attempted eradication.
Not My Girl by Christy Jordan-Fenton; Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton
Publication Date: 2014-01-09
(The story of "A Stranger at Home" adapted for young readers)
Orange Shirt Day by Orange Shirt Society; Phyllis Webstad (Editor); Joan Sorley (Editor)
Publication Date: 2020-09-01
Presents a collection of resources on how to make a difference and move forward from the shameful history of the Indian residential school system in Canada.
Phyllis's Orange Shirt by Phyllis Webstad; Brock Nicol (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2019-08-01
"When Phyllis was a little girl, she was excited to go to residential school for the first time. Her Granny bought her a shiny orange shirt that she loved and wore to school for her first day. When she arrived at the school, this shirt was taken away from her and never returned. This is both Phyllis Webstad's true story and the story behind Orange Day, which is a day for all Canadians to reflect upon the treatment of First Nations peoples and the message that Every Child Matters"--Back cover.
Speaking Our Truth by Monique Gray Smith
Publication Date: 2017-09-19
"This nonfiction book examines how we can foster reconciliation with Indigenous people at individual, family, community and national levels"--Provided by publisher.
A stranger at home by Christy Jordan-Fenton
Traveling to be reunited with her family in the arctic, 10-year-old Margaret Pokiak can hardly contain her excitement. It's been two years since her parents delivered her to the school run by the dark-cloaked nuns and brothers. Coming ashore, Margaret spots her family, but her mother barely recognizes her, screaming, "Not my girl." Margaret realizes she is now marked as an outsider. And Margaret is an outsider: she has forgotten the language and stories of her people, and she can't even stomach the food her mother prepares. However, Margaret gradually relearns her language and her family's way of living. Along the way, she discovers how important it is to remain true to the ways of her people and to herself. Highlighted by archival photos and striking artwork, this first-person account of a young girl's struggle to find her place will inspire young readers to ask what it means to belong.
Truth and Reconciliation by Simon Rose
Publication Date: 2018
When I Was Eight by Christy Jordan-Fenton; Margaret Pokiak-Fenton; Gabrielle Grimard (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2013-02-01
Margaret Pokiak-Fenton tells the story of her experience as an eight-year-old Inuit girl in a church-run school in Aklavik, Canada, where her strong will made her the target of a mean-spirited nun.
When We Were Alone by David A. Robertson; Julie Flett (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2016-12-01
"When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother's garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully colored clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her grandmother about these things, she is told about life in a residential school a long time ago, where all of these things were taken away..."--Provided by publisher.
Righting Canada's Wrongs: Residential Schools by Melanie Florence
Publication Date: 2015-12-21
Explores the history of Canada's residential school system for aboriginal young people where 150,000 First Nations, Metis, and Inuit were taken from their families and were forced to abandon their native culture; and includes the full text of the government's apology issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Indigenous Peoples in Arts and Music by Erin Nicks
Publication Date: 2019
Indigenous Peoples' Contributions to Canada: Indigenous Peoples in Arts and Music is one of the four-title series published by Beech Street Books for elementary students that provides information about the role of First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and organizations to the area of the Arts including sculpture, painting, performance, theatre, film, traditional arts, music as well as the traditional fine art and craft.
Governance by Simon Rose
Publication Date: 2018
Discusses how First Nations governed their communities and nations, how these methods were challenged and damaged by the impact of a settler nation through legislation such as the treaties and the Indian Act, and how First Nations are working to keep their sovereignty and the right to govern themselves and protect their territories.
First Nations, Ḿtis and Inuit governance by Simon Rose
Publication Date: 2020
"Describes the three distinct communities of Indigenous Peoples living in Canada, their historical forms of governance, the purpose of the Indian Act passed by the federal government in 1876, and the organizations formed to represent and protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples"--Provided by publisher.
Spirituality by Simon Rose
Publication Date: 2018
Explores spiritually in its many forms including topics such as worldview, ceremonies, the shaman, the sweat lodges, and sacred ceremonies today.