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Keyword: Indigenous peoples

When We Were Alone

Robertson, David A. (Author)
Flett, Julie (Illustrator)
Portage & Main Press 2016. 28 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Canadian history, community, Cree, education, Indigenous peoples, intergenerational relationships, multiple narrators, oral history, questions, recurrent patterns, residential schools, storytelling
 
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Jeremy Stone

Choyce, Lesley (Author)
Red Deer Press 2013. 184 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Bullying, depressions (psychological), family life, first-person narration, free verse, healing, identity, Indigenous peoples, mental health, novels in verse, residential schools
 
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The Navajo Code Talkers

Lewis, J. Patrick (Author)
Kelley, Gary (Illustrator)
Creative Editions 2016. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: American history, cryptography, Indigenous peoples, languages, military history, Navajo, spies, war, World War II
 
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Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

Bruchac, Joseph (Author)
Penguin Random House 2006. 232 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: American history, cryptography, first-person narration, heroes, Indigenous peoples, military history, Navajo, oral tradition, spies, war, World War II
 
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Fight to Learn: The Struggle to Go to School

Scandiffio, Laura (Author)
Annick Press 2016. 168 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Activism, child labour, child soldiers, children’s rights, discrimination, education, gangs, global awareness, illustrations (photographs), Indigenous peoples, poverty
 
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The Lynching of Louie Sam

Stewart, Elizabeth (Author)
Annick Press 2012. 288 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: 19th century, British Columbia, Canadian history, discrimination, first-person narration, historical fiction, Indigenous peoples, justice, persecution, tragedy
 
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Sharing Our World: Animals of the Native Northwest Coast

Reid, Ian (Illustrator)
Native Northwest (Group)
Native Northwest 2010. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Animals, art, Canadian symbols, cultural heritage, Indigenous peoples, multiple illustrators, symbolism, totem poles
 
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Into the Woods

Torres, J. (Author)
Hicks, Faith Erin (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2012. 100 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Adventure, courage, family life, friendship, Indigenous peoples, kindness, magic, pollution, sasquatch, totem poles
 
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Totem Poles

Crewe, Sabrina (Author)
Capstone 2015. 24 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Canadian animals, Canadian art, Canadian history, Canadian symbols, illustrations (photographs), Indigenous peoples, totem poles, wood carving
 
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A Salmon for Simon

Waterton, Betty (Author)
Blades, Ann (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Compassion, determination, fish, hunting, Indigenous peoples, perseverance, salmon
 
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Missing Nimâmâ

Florence, Melanie (Author)
Thisdale, François (Illustrator)
Clockwise Press 2015. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Cree, family life, First Nations history, free verse, Indigenous peoples, magic realism, missing persons, mothers, mothers and daughters, multiple narrators, social justice, women
 
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Indian Horse

Wagamese, Richard (Author)
Douglas & McIntyre 2012. 224 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: 1960s, discrimination, family life, first-person narration, grief, healing, hockey, Indigenous peoples, loss, Ojibwa, residential schools, self-determination
 
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Residential Schools

Florence, Melanie (Author)
Lorimer 2016. 128 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Assimilation, Canadian history, child labour, children, cultures, discrimination, family life, healing, illustrations (photographs), Indigenous peoples, primary documents, residential schools, Truth and Reconciliation Commission
 
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The Rough-Face Girl

Martin, Rafe (Author)
Shannon, David (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 1998. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Algonquians, bullying, Cinderella, courage, fairy tales, Indigenous peoples, self-acceptance, sisters
 
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Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices

Charleyboy, Lisa (Editor)
Leatherdale, Mary Beth (Editor)
Annick Press 2014. 128 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Anthologies, artists, cultural heritage, identity, illustrations (photographs), Indigenous peoples, multimodal, social justice
 
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Urban Tribes: Native Americans in the City

Charleyboy, Lisa (Editor)
Leatherdale, Mary Beth (Editor)
Annick Press 2015. 136 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Activism, art, city life, cultures, discrimination, identity, illustrations (photographs), Indigenous peoples, youth
 
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The Loon’s Necklace

Toye, William (Author)
Cleaver, Elizabeth (Illustrator)
Oxford University Press 1988. 24 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Birds, Indigenous peoples, legends, loons, pourquoi tales, storytelling
 
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The Woman Who Lived With Wolves & Other Stories From the Tipi

Goble, Paul (Author/Illustrator)
Wisdom Tales 2010. 48 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Human-animal relationships, Indigenous peoples, legends, multiple stories, oral history, pourquoi tales
 
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First Man: Reimagining Matthew Henson

Schwartz, Simon (Author/Illustrator)
Lerner 2015. 160 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: African Americans, Arctic, artefacts, exploration, illustrations (monochrome), Indigenous peoples, Matthew Henson, natural history, nature
 
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The Native Stories From Keepers of the Earth

Bruchac, Joseph (Author)
Caduto, Michael (Author)
Fadden, John Kahionhes (Illustrator)
Fifth House 1994. 146 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Creation, environment, illustrations (black and white), Indigenous peoples, legends, nature, oral history, pourquoi tales, short stories, storytelling
 
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Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids

Ellis, Deborah (Author)
Groundwood Books 2013. 256 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Cultural heritage, discrimination, identity, Indigenous peoples, interviews, LGBTQ, Native Americans, oral history, residential schools, social activism, social justice, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, youth
 
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A Coyote Columbus Story

King, Thomas (Author)
Monkman, William Kent (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2007. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Christopher Columbus, colonization, coyotes, creation, exploration, humour, Indigenous peoples, pourquoi tales, slavery, tricksters
 
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The Outside Circle

LaBoucane-Benson, Patti (Author)
Mellings, Kelly (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2015. 128 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Diversity, gangs, graphic novels, hope, identity, Indian Act, Indigenous peoples, magic realism, mental health, multigenre, multimodal, reconciliation, violence
 
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Secret Path

Downie, Gord (Author)
Lemire, Jeff (Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2016. 88 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Abuse, Canadian history, Chanie Wenjack, diversity, economic disparity, illustrations (monochrome), Indigenous peoples, mythology, reconciliation, residential schools, social justice, songs, tragedy
 
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Nobody Cries at Bingo

Dumont, Dawn (Author)
Thistledown Press 2011. 306 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Discrimination, diversity, family life, First Nation reservations, first-person narration, Indigenous peoples, memoir, Saskatchewan, school life, social justice, stereotypes, violence, women
 
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The Kids Book of Canadian Exploration

Owens, Ann-Maureen (Author)
Yealland, Jane (Author)
Mantha, John (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2008. 56 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Adventure, Canada, Canadian history, exploration, Indigenous peoples
 
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Dancing Teepees: Poems of American Indian Youth

Gammell, Stephen (Illustrator)
Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk (Editor)
Holiday House 2007. 32 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Illustrations (watercolours), Indigenous peoples, multiple authors, oral history, poetry (collections), storytelling
 
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The Caribou Feed Our Soul

Enzoe, Pete (Author)
Willett, Mindy (Author)
Macintosh, Tessa (Illustrator)
Fifth House 2010. 28 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Arctic, caribou, environment, hunting, illustrations (photographs), Indigenous peoples, Northwest Territories, Pete Enzoe, traditions
 
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Native Americans: A Visual Exploration

Paleja, Shaker N. (Author)
Annick Press 2013. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Canada, civilization, First Nations history, Indigenous peoples, infographics, statistics
 
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A Native American Thought of It: Amazing Inventions and Innovations

Landon, Rocky (Author)
MacDonald, David (Author)
Annick Press 2008. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Creativity, cultures, history, illustrations (photographs), Indigenous peoples, inventions, science
 
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How We Saw the World

Taylor, C.J. (Author/Illustrator)
Tundra Books 1999. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Creation, illustrations (oil paint), Indigenous peoples, legends, pourquoi tales, short stories
 
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Raven Brings the Light

Vickers, Roy Henry (Author/Illustrator)
Budd, Robert (Author)
Harbour Publishing 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Illustrations (acrylic), Indigenous peoples, legends, oral history, ravens, storytelling
 
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SkySisters

Waboose, Jan Bourdeau (Author)
Deines, Brian (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2002. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Canada, Far North, illustrations (oil paint), Indigenous peoples, nature, Northern Lights, sisters
 
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Wild Berries

Flett, Julie (Author/Illustrator)
Simply Read Books 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Berries, bilingual text, Cree, forests, grandmothers, Indigenous peoples, intergenerational relationships, traditions
 
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Ribbon Rescue

Munsch, Robert (Author)
Fernandes, Eugenie (Illustrator)
Scholastic Canada 1999. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Clothing, families, generosity, helpfulness, Indigenous peoples, kindness, recurrent patterns, weddings
 
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How the Stars Fell Into the Sky: A Navajo Legend

Oughton, Jerrie (Author)
Desimini, Lisa (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1992. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Fables, Indigenous peoples, legends, Navajo, patience, pourquoi tales
 
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The Legend of the Fog

Mikkigak, Qaunaq (Author)
Schwartz, Joanne (Author)
Christopher, Danny (Illustrator)
Inhabit Media 2011. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Folktales, Indigenous peoples, Inuit, legends, oral history, pourquoi tales
 
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The Iroquois

Dolbear, Emily J. (Author)
Benoit, Peter (Illustrator)
Scholastic 2011. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Cultures, First Nations history, Indigenous peoples, Iroquois, North America
 
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Life in a Longhouse Village

Kalman, Bobbie (Author)
Crabtree 2001. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Community, cultures, history, homes, Indigenous peoples, Iroquois, longhouses, villages
 
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Native Homes

Kalman, Bobbie (Author)
Crabtree 2001. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Community, history, homes, Indigenous peoples, shelter
 
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Annie and the Old One

Miles, Miska (Author)
Parnall, Peter (Illustrator)
Little, Brown 1985. 44 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Death, grandmothers, grief, Indigenous peoples, life cycles
 
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6
1
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4
5

I Am Sacajawea, I Am York: Our Journey West with Lewis and Clark

Murphy, Claire Rudolf (Author)
Bond, Higgins (Illustrator)
Bloomsbury 2005. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Discovery, exploration, history, Indigenous peoples, journeys, Lewis and Clark Expedition, Meriwether Lewis, Sacagawea, William Clark
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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ESL
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6
1
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
5
6
1
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5

Sootface: An Ojibwa Cinderella Story

San Souci, Robert D. (Author)
San Souci, Daniel (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 1997. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Algonquians, bullying, Cinderella, fairy tales, Indigenous peoples, legends, Micmacs, Ojibwa
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
1
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3
1
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ELA
K
1
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6
1
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5
ESL
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5
6
1
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5
ESL Intensive & Enriched
5
6
1
2
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4
5

Explore Native American Cultures!

Yasuda, Anita (Author)
Keller, Jennifer K. (Illustrator)
Nomad Press 2013. 90 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Crafts, cultures, Indigenous peoples, instructions
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
1
2
3
1
2
ELA
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
2
3
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5
ESL
1
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3
4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5
ESL Intensive & Enriched
5
6
1
2
3
4
5