A young boy is having trouble sleeping at night. He is being called to fulfill his destiny, a destiny which lives on today in the traditions and culture of the Dene people and their relationship to the caribou and the land on which they live. Although Dogrib Elder George Blondin is being acknowledged as the author and storyteller, this legend originated in Dene oral tradition several generation ago. George told this story to his son, the late John Blondin, who presented and performed it publicly to educate children. Barb Cameron, then curator of the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, recorded John's words.
Hunger strikes the people, and Raven is mysteriously happy. Fox decides to find out why. Follow Fox as he uses his cunning skills to solve the mystery. Includes an audio and interactive multimedia CD that you can play on a CD player, PC or Mac. An orthography chart is included. In Dogrib and English.
How The Fox Got His Crossed Legs
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Fox is howling, crying, for he lost his leg to Bear, all the people wanted to help Fox, but didn't know what to do. Raven is called upon to help retrieve his leg. Will Raven succeed in the quest for Fox's leg? This book includes an audio and interactive multimedia CD that you can play on a CD player, PC or Mac. Also included is a Dogrib Elder telling his version of this ancient legend in Dogrib. An orthography chart is included In Dogrib and English.
Yamozha And His Beaver Wife
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A powerful medicine man, Yamozha is prominent in many Dene stories. In this vividly illustrated legend, Yamozha forgets a promise to his wife and she transforms into a giant beaver. Determined to turn her back into a woman, he sets off in search of her, but his efforts are in vain because she does not wish to be caught. According to the legend, Yamozha's passionate pursuit forever changed the landscape and created many of the striking natural features of the Tli cho region.
Talking With Mother Earth / Hablando Con Madre Tierra
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Raw, honest and powerful, these moving bilingual poems by noted Salvadoran poet Jorge Argueta explore a young native boy's connection to Mother Earth and how he is healed from the terrible wounds of racism he has endured. Tetl has learned from his grandmother about the spirituality of his ancestors, about how they viewed the earth as alive with sacred meaning. This helps him move from doubt and fear, created by the taunts of other children, to self-acceptance and a discovery of his love for nature.
Mountains, wind, corn and stones all speak to Tetl, almost seeming to vibrate with life. He feels deep roots in them and, through them, he learns to speak and sing. They reveal his Nahuatl self and he realizes that he is special, beautiful and sacred.These gripping poems have something to teach us all, perhaps especially those who have been either intentionally or casually cruel or racist, as well as those who have been the victims of racism.
Wisahkecahk Flies To The Moon
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Presented simultaneously in English and Cree, this is the imaginative story of Wisahkecahk's brief but adventurous visit to the moon!
Our English to Ojibwe Book set is a must for those learning to speak Ojibwe. Each book teaches different beginning basic Ojibwe words and phrases. A great addition to any language program.
Size: 7.5" x 8.5"
The First Flute
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Names should be respected. They should be valued. They should be honoured. When a name is given to an adult, it is often given based on the life that person has lived. The name is a statement about the person he or she has become. When a name is given to a child, it foretells what kind of a person that child will become. If a child is given the name He Who is Kind to Strangers, that child is destined to live a life of kindness. I know this to be true because I once knew a kind man who as a child was given that name.
In The First Flute, David Bouchard tells the story of a young man given the name Dancing Raven. He was a dancer - the best from all the nations. But the other men and boys in his village don't appreciate Dancing Raven's talent - hunting, fishing and tracking are the truly important talents. Dancing Raven must prove to his village the importance of his song.
This book is in English and Dakota.
Achimoona: Native Stories - French Version
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Achimoona, which means "stories" in Cree, is a collection of tales by Native writers for children ages eight and up. These stories are full of magic and music, ranging from realism to fantasy, adventure to allegory, set in the present but replete with echoes of the past.
Nuits De Pow-wow
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Nuits de pow-wow, the french version of Long Powwow Nights(FHB-04), takes you on a wonderful journey, honouring these mystical dancers who keep their traditions alive through dance and song. In its poetic verses, David Bouchard skillfully narrates the story of a mother's dedication to her roots and her efforts to impress upon her child the importance of culture and identity.
The book is accompanied by a CD, which includes music by internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter, Buffy Sainte-Marie.
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First published in 1988, The Rez Sisters has gone on to become an internationally critically acclaimed play, included in all major anthologies of Canadian literature world-wide.
Fox On The Ice
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Written in both English and Cree, Fox on the Ice is a wonderful, lyrical story of celebration from award-winning author Tomson Highway, capturing a passing way of life for future generations. Illustrator Brian Deines has created an evocative masterpiece of shimmering oils depicting the beauty of northern Manitoba.
Etuk, un jeune Inuit, sâ€™ennuie dans la toundra. Il ne connaÃ®t pas la signification du mot Â« inuksuk Â» mais un jour, il en fabrique un qui sâ€™anime et qui devient son ami. Il ira mÃªme faire la chasse avec lui, ce dont il rÃªve depuis longtemps.