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Indigenous Peoples’ Languages

Created by 49th Teachers
  • Age: 0 to 11
  • Grade: p to 6
tagged: indigenous languages, indigenous
A list of books in Indigenous Peoples’ Languages.

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Birdsong

illustrated by Julie Flett
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: friendship, multigenerational, emotions & feelings
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Gaawin Gindaaswin Ndaawsii / I Am Not a Number

by Jenny Kay Dupuis; Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland, translated by Muriel Sawyer & Geraldine McLeod
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: native canadian, prejudice & racism, post-confederation (1867-), native american

The dual language edition, in Nishnaabemwin (Ojibwe) Nbisiing dialect and English, of the award-winning I Am Not a Number. When eight-year-old Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school she is confused, frightened, and terribly homesick. She tries to remember who she is and where she came from, despite the effort …

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Jobs in My Family (Inuktitut)

by Inhabit Education, illustrated by Sigmundur Thorgeirsson
edition: Paperback
tagged: beginner, native canadian

What do your family members do? This book describes the jobs of different members of a child’s family.

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People in My Family (Inuktitut)

by Inhabit Education, illustrated by Amanda Sandland
edition: Paperback
tagged: beginner, native canadian

Who is in your family? This book introduces children to the names of people in a family. Colourful illustrations guide children to practise reading the single word on each page.

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Counting in Mi'kmaw / Mawkiljemk Mi'kmawiktuk

by Loretta Gould
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: counting & numbers, native canadian

One is Ne'wt, for one bear. Two is Ta'pu, for two women making offerings. Counting from one to ten in English and Mi'kmaw, baby is introduced to both the ancestral language of Mi'kmaki and to Mi'kmaw culture and legend, through beautifully rendered illustrations of important animals, like turtle, bear, and beaver, to concepts integral to the Mi'kma …

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This Is My Body (Inuktitut/English)

by Inhabit Education, illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko
edition: Paperback
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: beginner, body

Can you name the parts of your body? This illustrated book helps children learn the names of different body parts.

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My Heart Fills With Happiness / sâkaskinêw nitêh miywêyihtamowin ohci

by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Julie Flett, translated by Mary Cardinal Collins, edited by Cree Literary Network
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 0 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: emotions & feelings, native canadian

The sun on your face. The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven. Holding the hand of someone you love. What fills your heart with happiness? This beautiful board book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy.
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Mi'kmaw Animals

by Alan Syliboy
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: painting, native canadian

Alan Syliboy, author of The Thundermaker, showcases his vibrant artwork in this new baby board book. Colourful images depicting Canadian animals like moose, whales, and caribou, and more makes this vibrant book a perfect introduction to the Mi’kmaw language. With English and Mi’kmaq translations for the animal names on every page, babies will e …