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Louis Riel Day

When a young boy is assigned a project about the fur trade by his teacher, he doesn’t know who to turn to because his mom works all day. With help from his grandfather and the internet, they travel ...

Meennunyakaa / Blueberry Patch

Based in Duck Bay, Manitoba, in the 1940s, an Elder shares his experience of packing up to go out to collect blueberries, a traditional gathering that took place every summer. He describes the journey ...

Neekna and Chemai

Neekna and Chemai are two little girls growing up in the Okanagan Valley in the time before European contact. Through these two friends, we learn about the seasonal life patterns of the Okanagan First ...

The Girl and the Wolf

By Katherena Vermette
Illustrated by Julie Flett
Categories: Children's Fiction

While picking berries with her mother, a little girl wanders too far into the woods. When she realizes she is lost, she begins to panic. A large grey wolf makes a sudden appearance between some distant ...

Dah Dzahge Esigits

In this illustrated children’s title, the Taltan alphabet is featured along with the 47 sounds of the Taltan language. The Taltan Alphabet portrayed in Dah Dzahge Esigits: We Write Our Language is a ...

Dancing with the Cranes

By Jeannette Armstrong
Illustrated by Ron Hall
Categories: Children's Fiction

Dancing with the Cranes gives an understanding of birth, life and death. Chi's momma is soon to have a baby, but Chi is having a hard time being happy about it. Chi misses Temma (her grandma), who has ...

The Salmon Run

The Salmon Run follows a salmon on his journey to return to the spawning grounds. Written and illuystrated by Clayton Gauthier, the debut book of talented artis and storyteller.

I Like Who I Am

By Tara White
Illustrated by Lee Claremont
Categories: Children's Fiction

Celina is a young Mohawk girl who moves to her mother's home reserve. She is teased by her classmates who tell her that she is not Mohawk and does not belong because she has blond hair and blue eyes. ...

The Little Duck Sikihpsis

By Beth Cuthand
Translated by Stan Cuthand
Illustrated by Mary Longman
Categories: Children's Fiction
Series: The Little Duck

An enchanting children's story about a little mud duck who wanted to be a handsome Plains Cree dancer, and how the Cree helped him be happy with himself as a duck. The little mud duck would fly over the ...

Kou-Skelowh/We are the People

Illustrated by Barbara Marchand
Categories: Children's Fiction
Series: Kou-Skelowh

A collection of original legends told in a strong rhythmic language, this new revised edition of Kou-Skelowh/We Are the People features the Okanagan language and uses stories to teach readers about the ...