• Sees Behind Trees

    Sees Behind Trees

    Dorris, Michael

    Visually impaired Walnut cannot earn his adult name the same way other boys do, by hitting a target with a bow and arrow. With his highly developed other senses, however, he earns a new name: Sees Behind Trees.

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  • Shanyaak'utlaax̲

    Shanyaak'utlaax̲

    After a Tlingit mother gives her son a dried piece of salmon with mold on the end, he flings it away in disgust, committing a taboo. This offends the Salmon People, who sweep him into the water and into their world, where they name him Shanyaak'utlaax or Salmon Boy. Find out what happens to Shanyaak'utlaax in this ancient Tlingit story.

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  • Skysisters

    Skysisters

    Waboose, Jan Bourdeau

    Two Ojibway sisters set off across the frozen north country to see the SkySpirits' midnight dance. It isn't easy for the younger sister to be silent, but gradually she begins to treasure the stillness and the wonderful experiences it brings.

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  • Speaking Our Truth

    Speaking Our Truth

    Gray Smith, Monique

    Canada's relationship with its Indigenous people has suffered as a result of both the residential school system and the lack of understanding of the historical and current impact of those schools. Healing and repairing that relationship requires education, awareness and increased understanding of the legacy and the impacts still being felt by survivors and their families.

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  • Storm Boy

    Storm Boy

    Lewis, Paul Owen

    After a violent seastorm, a Haida prince washes ashore in the supernatural realm of the strange and colossal killer whale people. There his spiritual journey begins. Powerful illustrations make stunning use of northwest coast Native American motifs to create a compelling atmosphere of mystery and displacement. Over 50,000 copies in print!

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  • Sweetest Kulu

    Sweetest Kulu

    Kalluk, Celina

    This bedtime poem, written by internationally acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts bestowed upon a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic. Lyrically and lovingly written, this visually stunning book is infused with the Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants

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  • Unstoppable

    Unstoppable

    Coulson, Art

    In the autumn of 1912, the football team from Carlisle Indian Industrial School took the field at the U.S. Military Academy, home to the bigger, stronger, and better-equipped West Points Cadets. A member of the Sac and Fox Nation, Thorpe became the first Native American to win a gold medal for the United States.

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  • The Water Walker

    The Water Walker

    Robertson, Joanne

    The determined story of an Ojibwe grandmother (nokomis), Josephine Mandamin, and her great love for nibi (water). Nokomis walks to raise awareness of our need to protect nibi for future generations and for all life on the planet. She, along with other women, men and youth, has walked around all the Great Lakes from the four salt waters, or oceans, to Lake Superior.

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  • We Are Grateful

    We Are Grateful

    Sorell, Traci

    A look at modern Native American life as told by a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. The word otsaliheliga (oh-jah-LEE-hay-lee-gah) is used by members of the Cherokee Nation to express gratitude. Beginning in the fall with the new year and ending in summer, follow a full Cherokee year of celebrations and experiences.

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  • We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

    We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

    Fifty of the foremost diverse children's authors and illustrators--What do we tell our children when the world seems bleak, and prejudice and racism run rampant? With 96 lavishly designed pages of original art and prose, fifty diverse creators lend voice to young activists.

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