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Inuunira: My Story of Survival

by Brian Koonoo, illustrated by Ben Shannon
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: adventure & adventurers, camping & outdoor activities, aboriginal & indigenous

In this harrowing survival story, Brian Koonoo takes off on a hunting trip in Canada’s Arctic. After his snowmobile breaks down, his GPS loses signal, and his camping fuel runs low, he is left alone to survive for seven days. Inuunira is an Inuktitut term that means "how I'm alive," and this account shows exactly how Brian managed to stay alive. …

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Siksikaitsitapi

Stories of the Blackfoot People

by Payne Many Guns; Crystal Many Fingers; Sheena Potts; Latasha Calf Robe; Tim Fox; Marlene Yellow Horn & DerRic Starlight, foreword by Alayna Many Guns
edition: Paperback
  • age: 11 to 18
  • Grade: 6 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, indigenous studies, native american languages

In Siksikaitsitapi: Stories of the Blackfoot People, seven authors share their stories that come from both from legend and from their personal experiences, with many of the stories in both Blackfoot and English languages. The book is illustrated with beautiful full-colour pictures and photos which help convey these stories from Blackfoot traditiona …

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Righting Canada's Wrongs: Residential Schools

The Devastating Impact on Canada's Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Findings and Calls for Action

by Melanie Florence
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: prejudice & racism, politics & government, canada, aboriginal & indigenous, general (see also headings under family)

Canada’s residential school system for Indigenous children is now recognized as a grievous historic wrong committed against First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. Through historical photographs, documents and first-person narratives from people who survived residential schools, this book offers an account of the injustice of this period in Cana …

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Beyond the Orange Shirt Story Teacher Lesson Plan

by Phyllis Webstad
edition: Paperback
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous

Teacher lesson plans and resources that accompany the book Beyond the Orange Shirt Story.

Beyond the Orange Shirt Story is a unique collection of truths, as told by Phyllis Webstad's family and others, that will give readers an up-close look at what life was like before, during, and after their Residential School experiences. In this book, Survivors …

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Orange Shirt Day Book Package

by Phyllis Webstad
edition: Mixed media
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous

A collection of authentic Orange Shirt Day books from the founder of the Orange Shirt Day movement, Phyllis Webstad. Package includes four books and three accompanying lesson plans, The Orange Shirt Story, Phyllis's Orange Shirt, Orange Shirt Day and Beyond the Orange Shirt Story.

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Beyond the Orange Shirt Story

A collection of stories from family and friends of Phyllis Webstad - Before, during, and after their Residential School experiences.

by Phyllis Webstad
edition: Paperback
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous

Beyond the Orange Shirt Story is a unique collection of truths, as told by Phyllis Webstad's family and others, that will give readers an up-close look at what life was like before, during, and after their Residential School experiences. In this book, Survivors and Intergenerational Survivors share their stories authentically and in their own words …

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The Power of Style

How Fashion and Beauty Are Being Used to Reclaim Cultures

by Christian Allaire
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: fashion, aboriginal & indigenous, customs, traditions, anthropology

Style is not just the clothes on our backs—it is self-expression, representation, and transformation.

As a fashion-obsessed Ojibwe teen, Christian Allaire rarely saw anyone that looked like him in the magazines or movies he sought out for inspiration. Now the Fashion and Style Writer for Vogue, he is working to change that—because clothes are ne …

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Betty

The Helen Betty Osborne Story

by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: social topics, prejudice & racism, aboriginal & indigenous

Helen Betty Osborne, known as Betty to her closest friends and family, dreamed of becoming a teacher. She left home to attend residential school and later moved to The Pas, Manitoba, to attend high school. On November 13, 1971, Betty was abducted and brutally murdered by four young men. Initially met with silence and indifference, her tragic murder …

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