- Aboriginal Collection: A Thematic Listing of Resources With Aboriginal Content Edmonton Public Schools 2007
- First Nations materials Across the Curriculum University of Lethbridge
- Aboriginal Perspectives and the Social Studies Curriculum: A Review of Literature Prepared for the Calgary Regional Consortium, June 2009
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snowshoes, on dogsleds, with parents, in their summer and winter homes at everyday life. Included with each set of pictures is a text describing the life of
the Natives in the Yukon."
Original paintings by noted Cree artist Michael Lonechild capture the colorful palette of the prairie landscape in autumn and the rich detail of Cree life in the late nineteenth century.
accept or "adopt" people of Breeze's tribe. In this process, Breeze is united with Tiana. In a storm, Breeze covers Tiana with her late grandfather's buffalo robe. When Breeze touches the robe to take it off the horse, the colour of the robe "melts" and the horse we know as a pinto is created. The book thus tells a folk story about the creation of the pinto as well as a story of love, determination and respect. The story never names a particular tribal group or geographical area, thus it seems to present Aboriginal peoples on a pan-Indian basis, a characteristic that troubles most Aboriginal and even non-Aboriginal reviewers. However, the biographical information on the author suggests that the tribe represented is a tribe with the Treaty 7 area, most probably Blackfoot. In turn, when one examines the history of the Blackfoot, acquisition of the horse is noted as an important aspect that helped shape and define Blackfoot
history in Alberta. A teacher could use this storybook both in science as well as the old and new social studies curricula.The language clearly identifies the story to be at the Division II at an independent reading level. It can be used in Division I as a teacher led reading resource." (1)
actual photographs. It includes instructions on assembling an Inuksuk and a guide to Inuit words, as well as photos, text and drawings of Inuit life and
customs. Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award. Includes directions for building an Inunngerao and index. This book realistically depicts the Inuit's creative, cultural and spiritual way of life."
what respect can mean." (1)
creative activities while they develop an awareness of the land and people of the north. His characters represent a mixture of cultures in today's northern
communities. Harrison's bold use of colour and stylized drawings have won him international recognition. Shows many peoples of the north engaging in family and lifestyle activities in their own unique ways. Provides many details about the specific lifestyle and customs of the many peoples of the north." (1)
book. Men, women, children, and elders are all visible. A diverse group of Aboriginal cultures are depicted and then later described in the endnotes. The description of the illustration makes visible that there are more than 600 bands of First People living in Canada with more than 50 languages spoken." (1)
appearances and discover the kindness and love of his neighbour Mary. As they get to know each other, Mary teaches the boy many things. At Christmas the boy presents Mary with a gift of a warm red parka and Mary gives the boy the biggest and best gift of all- the gift of her love. Colourful, lifelike illustrations help tell this gentle story." (2)
As Star Boy grew, he came to love the chief's daughter, and it was she who helped him find the courage to journey to the Sky World and make peace with the Sun. The Sun not only lifted the scar but sent Star Boy back to the world with the sacred knowledge of the Sun Dance, a ceremony of thanks for the Creator's blessing.