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Go Show the World – A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes
Kinew, Wab
ISBN: 9780735262928
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Awards:  Finalist – 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards – Young People’s Literature – Illustration Winnipeg author, Wab Kinew, is a member of…

Red Cloud: A Lakota Story of War and Surrender
Nelson, S.D.
ISBN: 9781419723131
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12

The Great Spirit [Wakan Tanka]…I was raised in this land and it belongs to me. Red Cloud, Makhpiya-Iuta This biographical ledger…

These are My Words – The Residential School Diary of Violet Pesheens (Dear Canada)
Slipperjack, Ruby
ISBN: 9781443133180
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 9

Ruby Slipperjack, the author of this 2016 addition to the Dear Canada series, is herself a residential school survivor, and…

Peace Dancer
Vickers, Roy and Budd, Robert
ISBN: 9781550177398
Grades: Grade 2, Grade 4, Grade 5

Peace Dancer is the fourth book in a Canadian indigenous series of Northwest Coast Legends. Peace Dancer is a collaborative…

Gift Horse: A Lakota Story
Nelson, S.D.
ISBN: 9781419720642
Grades: K-6

This, my son, is a horse for a boy who is becoming a man. Follow Flying Cloud,  a young brave,…

Marooned in the Arctic: The True Story of Ada Blackjack, The “Female Robinson Crusoe”
Caravantes, Peggy
ISBN: 9781613730980
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12

There is nobody here but me; I am all alone. Ada Blackjack, 1923 At the turn of the 20th century,…

Wild Eggs: A Tale of Arctic Egg Collecting
Napayok-Short, Suzie
ISBN: 978-1-77227-025-9
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

“There probably isn’t much to do up here, Akukluk thought sadly.” A modern Inuit girl learns about traditional ways from…

Tuniit : Mysterious Folk of the Arctic
Qitsualik-Tinsley, Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley
ISBN: 9781927095768
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 7

Provides insight into the little-known world of the Tuniit, a race of people that populated the North American Arctic even…

The Medicine Wheel: Stories of a Hoop Dancer
Anderson, Teddy
ISBN: 9780993869402
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

“What’s the medicine wheel?” asks a young boy. Author Teddy Anderson uses his hoop dance to tell the story and…


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