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Orange Shirt Day

Created by 49th Teachers
  • Age: 4 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: orange shirt day, reconciliation, indigenous, diversity and inclusion
The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind. A discussion all Canadians can tune into and create bridges with each other for reconciliation. A day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter, and so do those that have been affected. Every Child Matters, even if they are an adult, from now on. (via: http://www.orangeshirtday.org)

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I Lost My Talk

by Rita Joe, illustrated by Pauline Young
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: native canadian, cultural heritage

I lost my talk
The talk you took away
When I was a little girl
At Shubenacadie school.

One of Rita Joe's most influential poems, "I Lost My Talk" tells the revered Mi'kmaw Elder's childhood story of losing her language while a resident of the residential school in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. An often quoted piece in this era of truth and recon …

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I'm Finding My Talk

by Rebecca Thomas, illustrated by Pauline Young
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: native canadian, multigenerational, cultural heritage

I'm finding my talk
And it may take some time,
But I'm learning to speak
In a language that's mine.

A response to Rita Joe's iconic poem "I Lost My Talk," and published simultaneously with the new children's book edition illustrated by Pauline Young, comes a companion picture book by award-winning spoken-word artist and Mi'kmaw activist Rebecca …

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Phyllis's Orange Shirt

by Phyllis Webstad, summary by Brock Nicol, edited by Allison Parker
edition: Hardcover
tagged: native canadian

Phyllis's Orange Shirt is an adaptaion of The Orange Shirt Story which was the best selling children's book in Canada for several weeks in September 2018(Book manager). This true story also inspired the movement of Orange Shirt Day which could become a federal statuatory holiday. When Phyllis was a little girl she was excited to go to residential s …

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Powwow Summer

by Nahanni Shingoose
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 4
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, self-esteem & self-reliance, prejudice & racism

Part Ojibwe and part white, River lives with her white mother and stepfather on a farm in Ontario. Teased about her Indigenous heritage as a young girl, she feels like she doesn't belong and struggles with her identity.

Now eighteen and just finished high school, River travels to Winnipeg to spend the summer with her Indigenous father and grandmothe …

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The Orange Shirt Story

The True Story of Orange Shirt Day

by Phyllis Webstad, illustrated by Jessika Von I, edited by Emma Bullen
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: native american

When Phyllis Webstad (nee Jack) turned six, she went to the residential school for the first time. On her first day at school, she wore a shiny orange shirt that her Granny had bought for her, but when she got to the school, it was taken away from her and never returned. This is the true story of Phyllis and her orange shirt. It is also the story o …

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Speaking Our Truth

A Journey of Reconciliation

by Monique Gray Smith
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: prejudice & racism, customs, traditions, anthropology, values & virtues, native canadian, diversity & multicultural

?"Smith's book is an effort that returns, offering diverse voices that invite the world into the reconciliation experience. Absolutely necessary.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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 cur …

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Stolen Words

by Melanie Florence, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native canadian, prejudice & racism, native american, multigenerational

The story of the beautiful relationship between a little girl and her grandfather. When she asks her grandfather how to say something in his language – Cree – he admits that his language was stolen from him when he was a boy. The little girl then sets out to help her grandfather find his language again. This sensitive and warmly illustrated pic …

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When We Were Alone

by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: native canadian, multigenerational, values & virtues, prejudice & racism, post-confederation (1867-)

When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother’s garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully coloured clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her grandmother about these things, she is told about life in a res …