First Nation's Curriculum Education Resources For Schools and Communities
Order Dawn Flight, Medicine Wheel: Stories of a Hoop Dancer, The Sharing Circle and Trudy’s Rock Story.
When a young girl from the Gitxsan Nation argues with her brother, she remembers the teachings of her grandmother and goes in search of a stone to share her feelings with. This engaging First Nation’s story teaches children that it is okay to have feelings and shows them how to process and release negative […]
All 5 books, 5 lesson plans and 5 posters.
When two red foxes have an argument which breaks apart their community, a gentle buffalo decides to take a braid of sweetgrass to a local elder and asks her to help with a sharing circle for all the animals. Item: Book Author: Theresa “Corky” Larsen-Jonasson (Cree/Danish/Metis)- Click here to see full Bio. Illustrator: Jessika Von I […]
After the Raven (Yaahl) had finished creating the world; he realized that he was lonely. So he invited the whole world to join him in Haida Gwaii for the greatest feast you could ever imagine. At the end of the Feast each person, from all 4 sacred directions, was given a special gift that would […]
Long ago, when a great flood cleansed the land of unhappiness, the Grandfather sent Wanjblí the eagle to save one virtuous member of the human race and teach her how to live a good life. The eagle is a powerful symbol of courage, wisdom, and strength. In Kevin’s book he shares an inspiring vision of […]
All of our beautiful books, resources and other materials are designed with the explicit approval of First Nation's Elders and/or a First Nation's Person. Every author and/or Elder we work with is deeply connected to FNMI culture.
Some FNMI teachings are private and only shared in ceremony but these stories are meant to be shared with everyone! Our books are not just for FNMI peoples but for all people to celebrate FNMI culture with authenticity.
All of our content offers strong moral messages that are rooted in the culture. FNMI stories are filled with beautiful, heartfelt and educational messages that the world can benefit from.
Corky is a proud Cree/Danish Metis Elder with roots in Red Deer and Maskwacis First Nations. She lives her life according to the traditional indigenous teachings that saved her life. These teachings flow from her parents, her 93-year-old Kokom, Christine Joseph of Cochrane, aunties, uncles, as well as from the Goodstrikers, Williams and John Crier families, all of whom she loves immensely. Corky is a well respected Elder.
Kevin Locke is a world-renowned Hoop Dancer, distinguished indigenous Northern Plains flutist, traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist, and educator. Kevin is Lakota (from the Hunkpapa Band of the Lakota Sioux), and Anishinabe. His Lakota name is Tokeya Inajin, meaning “First to Arise.” Kevin Locke presents and performs at hundreds of performing arts centers, festivals, schools, etc...
Kung Jaadee (Roberta Kennedy) or 'Moon Woman' is a traditional Haida storyteller, singer and drummer from Haida Gwaii in Northern British Columbia. She teaches Xaad Kil/Haida language and culture five days a week. For more than 24 years, she has delighted audiences across Canada at festivals, schools, museums, aboriginal celebrations and conferences. Kung Jaadee loves singing her traditional Haida songs.
Phyllis Webstad (nee Jack) is Northern Secwepemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation (Canoe Creek Indian Band). She comes from mixed Secwepemc and Irish/French heritage. She was born in Dog Creek and lives in Williams Lake, BC. In 2018 Phyllis Webstad launched her children’s book called “Orange Shirt Story” to share her story in her own words. Orange shirt story tells the story of young Phyllis having her orange shirt taken away on her first day of residential school and never to see it again. A simple orange shirt has become a symbol of oppression and the residential school. Phyllis has inspired thousands and thousands of people to honour residential school survivor and share the call of “EVERY CHILD MATTERS.” Phyllis is well respected for her work, her courage and for striving to heal our communities and Nation through speaking her truth.
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