Listed herein are some of the books available to our members.

 If you have any books that you would like to contribute to this library, we would be pleased to have them.  Please call (627-3455) and we can will arrange for pick up or kindly drop the books off at the office.  THANK YOU!


1.         The Fur Traders   (2 Copies)

Enter the world of Indian & fur traders when the quest for beaver pelts were opening up the Canadian frontier.  Learn history and have fun.  Learn to make a miniature canoe; create an Indian beadwork necklace; map your own neighborhood; play the voyager board game; and much, much more…

2.         The Orders of the Dreamed

Fur traders of the early 19th century, George Nelson stands out for his interest in the life and ways of the native people he encountered.  His letter-journal gives a more detailed portrayal of Algonquin religion than any other source before the 20th century.  Its describes the characteristics of individual spirit being, the use of the “shaking tent” to facilitate communication between humans and spirit, the spirit-guardian relationship, the windigo monster, the significance of dreams, religious aspects of medicine, and myths of animal and human origins.

2A.      Anishnabe 101, By The Circle of Turtle Lodge

The basics of what you need to know to begin your journey on the Red Road.  After only a few years in the cultural education business, the need for a written version of their collective knowledge became apparent.  The information in this publication comes from long-term experience and individual training, and it is offered “in a good way” to those people who are truly interested in learning about Aboriginal culture and traditions.

3.         Breath Tracks

Book of poems tracks and words with lives, pain and resilience of Native peoples and their long memoire past.

3A.      Algonquin – An Illustrated Poem

The Algonquin Park Act was passed by the legislative assembly of the Province of Ontario in the year 1893.  Thus the goal of Alexander Kirkwood was achieved after many years of study, research and persistent representation.

4.         Slash

Is a gently written novel, dealing with a brutal theme.  It is a story of colonialism in Canada and the rest of the continent.  Colonialism over the aboriginal peoples, with its own special quality of cultural and physical deprivation and a legacy of recial genocide.  It is the story of one personality attempting to find a way out of this living death by way of prison, spiritual confirmation and active political struggle.

5.         Moose to Moccasins

Is a remarkable account of the author, or Ka Kita Wa Pa No Kwe (Wise Day Woman) who in her own words, has lived cultures, Indian and white man’s.  She takes the reader on a remarkable journey…travel through the bush, killed animals only when needed and we could drink water anywhere.  Our camp was always fresh: fresh balsam branches for our beds and floors in the camp.  There is a wealth of information in these pages about a people, and a way of life, about which most non-natives know almost nothing.

6.         The Dog’s Children

Tales of buried treasure, half-dog, and intertribal rivalry are among the 20 stories published here for the first time, in Ojibway with an English translation and glossaries.

7.         Our Bit of Truth (Native Literature)

An anthology of Canadian Native writing from the turn of the century to the present.  This collection is divided into several genres and each has an introduction and a brief biography of the authors.

7A.      Our Bit of Truth  (Continuation of Native Literature)

8.         Kipawa, Protrait of a People , By Kermot A. Moore

How do natives see the white intrusion into their territory?  Here, for the first time, in ahistory of Kipawa, a native community in northern Quebec, by Kermot A. Moore.  Changes brought by the fur trade, lumbering and tourism are described in detail and much more.

8C/8D/8E    The Will To Survive

Native people and the constitution.  This is a posthumous publication.  Its author, late Kermot A. Moore, was a Metis; the founder of the Laurentian Alliance of Metis and Non-Status Indians (Native Alliance).  His book talks about the fundamental rights of the Aboriginal people of Canada, and of the relationship of these rights to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (U.D.H.R.).  It gives several examples of how such rights have been violated.NOTE: 8E is a French Copy!!

9.         Algonquin Trivia

            Trivia Questions!

10.       The Kids Canadian Tree

Canada is one of the most forested countries in the world.  From the red cedar of B.C. to the red spruce of the Maritimes, our country is home to more than 140 different kinds of trees.  The information, projects and amazing facts packed onto every page is perfect for getting to know trees in the city/country, at home or the cottage.

11.       Indian Summer

Indian people in Canada have known the happiness of a Canadian summer for many hundred of years.  For them it has a special meaning, a special way of being enjoyed.  To them it is a special time.  “Indian Summer is the story of that time”.

12.       Reader’s Digest, Through Indian Eyes:

The untold story of Native Peoples:  There is a commonly held belief that thousands of years ago, as the world today counts time, Mongolian nomads crossed a land bridge to enter the western hemisphere, and became the people known as the American Indians.  The truth, of course, is that the Raven found our forefathers in a clamshell on the beach at Naikun.  At this bidding, they entered a world peopled by birds, beasts, and creatures of great power…At least, that’s a little bit of the truth.”

13.       North American Indian Arts…

Provides a comprehensive presentation of the arts and crafts reflected in the material culture of the North American Indians.  Knowledge of the skills and techniques developed by the various tribes, and the fine materials they produced, provides a key to understanding the Indians and the rich diversity of their native cultures.  Packed full of information and authentic full-color illustration, this handsome book will be welcomed by everyone interested in American cultural history.

14.       Word Dance By Carl Waldman

The language of Native American Culture…is a valuable reference for those interested in Native American studies, and for anyone interested in the fascinating linguistic heritage of Native Americans.

15.       Indian Scout Craft and Lore, By Charles A. Eastman (“Ohiyesa”).

The life of the Indian Boy---living close to nature, learning the ways of the wild animals, playing games and learning stories that developed the strength of the body and spirit-has long been noted for its ability to develop character.  In this book Charles Eastman (“Ohiyesa”), a full-blooded Sioux Indian raised as a young warrior in the 1870’s and 80’s, describes that life-the lessons he learned, games he played, and feelings about life that he developed as he worked to become a young Indian scout. 

16.       Coast Salish, By Reg Ashwell

Their Art, Culture and Legends.  This little book, although carefully researched, was not especially written for study in anthropological circles.  Rather it is intended as light and enjoyable reading to what the appetite of those who would like to increase their knowledge of a rich way of life which flourished in Costal British Columbia and the State of Washington before disintegrating forces, spear headed by the coming of non-indians, swept the old Northwest native cultures away. 

17.       Indian Life in the Upper Great Lakes.11, 000 B.C. to A.D. 1800 By George   Irving Quimby

18.       Traditional Dress, By Adolf Hungry Wolf

            A good Medicine Book-Knowledge and methods of old-time clothing.

19.       Native North America, By Larry J. Zimmerman

Belief and Ritual, Visionaries, Holy People, and Tricksters, Spirits of Earth and Sky.  This wide-ranging examination of the spiritual traditions of the Native peoples of North America combines an extensive historical perspective with a fascinating exploration of present-day life, covering all aspects of the sacred and the everyday.

20.       Birchbark Canoe

Living Among the Algonquin.  Discover the dying art of birch bark canoe building as seen through the eyes of someone who is passionate about it.  In this book David Gidmark tells the story of the building of a traditional birch bark canoe and his apprenticeship learning the skills and the language of the Algonquin of western Quebec.

21.       Speaking Together

Canada’s Native Women.  A publication outlining the involvement and achievements of native women across Canada.

22.       A Guide to Medicinal Wild Fruits & Berries, By Julie Gomez

23.       Indian Reprints, By F. Densmore

            Indian use of Wild Plants for Crafts, Food, Medicine and Charms.

24.       Indian Doctor

            Nature’s method of curing and preventing disease according to the Indians.

25.       Hide and Seek

Michael Kusugak spent his childhood in Repulse Bay, a tiny community at the northern tip of the Hudson Bay.  Being nomadic, Michael’s people did not take many toys with them.  So games such as hide-and-seek were popular.  But always there was the warning-“If you play hide-and-seek too much an Ijiraq might hide you, and if an Ijiraq hides you, no one will find you” – to keep you from getting lost.

25A.    The Golden Pine Cone, By Catherine Anthony Clark

A Canadian Children’s Classic.  A brother and sister are plummeted into an enchanted world when they find a pine cone, fashioned from pure gold, dangling from an alder branch near their British Columbia Home.  Their dog Ooshka becomes Bren and Lucy’s loyal guide as they search for the Golden Pine Cone’s rightful owner, the great spirit Tekontha.

26.       How We Saw the World

All peoples create myths and legends to explain the miracle of the world around them.  Few created as varied and wonder-filled explanations as the Native peoples of North America.  The stories in this collection are drawn from the traditions of the Algonquins, Bella Coola, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Micmac, Mohawk, Oneida, and Tohono O’odhan peoples.

27.       Favorite North American Indian Legends

Here is a treasury of charming tales brimming with the humor, whimsy and imagination characteristics of Native American folklore.  Specially chosen for children, the stories include an Algonquin tale of how Glooskap conquered the Great Bull Frog, and how the pollywogs, crabs, leech and other water creatures were created.

27A.    Native American Tales and Legends

This exciting collection contains more than thirty richly imaginative stories from a variety of Native American sources-Cherokee to Zuni, Pawnee to maidu-covering a broad spectrum of subjects.  Included are creation myths, hero tales and trickster stories, as well as tales of little people, giants and monsters, and of magic, enchantment, sorcery and the spirit world.

28.       Native Peoples and Justice

Reports on the National Conference and the Federal-Provincial Conference on Native Peoples and the Criminal Justice System both in Edmonton, Feb 3-5, 1975.

29.       Broken Promises

If the U.S. Constitution, ever since the Civil War, has promised equal rights for all, why is the fight still continuing today?

29A.    An Overveiw of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights and Compensation for Their Breach

A pressing issue today is how to compensate aboriginal peoples for the infringement of their rights.  In this book, Robert Mainville examines aboriginal and treaty rights in an historical and legal context, explaining their origins and reviewing major Canadian court decisions that have been defined aboriginal rights.

30.       The Rebirth of Canada’s Indians, By Harold Cardinal

Calls  for the creation of a “bridge of understanding” between Canada’s Indian and non-Indian cultures.  Above all, the book is an affirmation of the importance of the Indian way of life, of the Indian Act, which will build upon this way of life to create a position of dignity for Indians in Canada. (-For anyone who attended to two-day seminar in June 2000, held at our Community Hall, this is the book that the instructor spoke about).

31A/31B/31C.      The Bible (In Algonquin)

31D.    Kije Manido Odikido8in-Ocki Mazinaigan

31E.     Jesos Opimadizi8in (via video tape). Pikogan dialect.

32.       Native American Wisdom

(Tiny Book). These are portraits of unusual depth.  In both word and image, here are detailed visual and spiritual portrayals of the community, individuality, and human nature of Native Americans.  Edward S. Curtis’s photographs evoke the images, but the words are their own.  From Mourning Dove to Chief Seattle, from Lone Man to Red Cloud, here is the timeless wisdom of Native Americans.

33.       The Voice of the Lands is in Our Languages.

33A.    Videotape Re: (33)

Teachings of First Nations Elders on First Nations Languages; (10) aboriginal language groups; Micmac, Mohawk, Ojibway, Anishnabec, Saulteaux, Northern Cree, Plains Cree, Chipewyan, Secwepemc, Siksika, South Tutchone.

34.       Hudson Bay Watershed

A photographic memoir of the Ojibway, Cree, and Oji-Cree.  At the mid-point of the 20th century, the first nations people of Ontario’s undeveloped hinterland lived primarily from the land.

35.       Indian Women and the Law in Canada

When native women in Canada realized that there was no documentation of the discrimination against us we requested the assistance of the Advisory Council on the Status of Women…

36.       Activity Book:

Please Note-This is our only copy, so please do not write in it!!!

(Culture should also be explored)

-         Indians; Indian Tales and Stories

-         Fun with Indian Words, making a tepee

-         Learn about the arrival and settlement; Indian Tribes; How different Chief got their names, etc…

37.       Native Americans (Tales & Activities)

Each story contains at least one activity to go with it.  Some activities invite the child to make a model or facsimile of a common Native American craft item, while others branch into topics that tie past to present day concerns.

37A.    Rediscovery, By Thom Henley

This edition of Rediscovery connects Youth, Elders with community and nature.  It includes over 130 activities based on the spirit of sharing and caring, communicating with other cultures, and connecting with our natural environment.  Schools and youth groups everywhere will be able to use these activities when they gather to reacquaint themselves with their place in nature.

37B.    Homemade Fun, By Faye Reineberg Holt

            Games & Pastimes of the Early Prairies.

Long before there were barbies or batteries, children on the Canadian Prairies conjured up imaginative ways to pass the time.  Kick the can, fox and geese, hide and seek, building snow forts, horseback riding, and picnics were only a few of the ways children found to amuse themselves.

38.       Canada (Activity Book)

            This is the only copy, please do not write in this book.

Exploring a culture through Arts, Crafts, Cooking, Games and Historical Aids. (Hands on Heritage)

39.       A Thematic Unit About Plains Indians

(See preface for principal tribes); each of these tribes has its own language, culture, traditions and lifestyle.

            A)-A unit about Woodland Indians

            B)-A unit about Southwest Indians. (Same as above)

            C)-A unit about wolves

            D)-A unit about Native homes

40.       Canada’s Native Peoples.

The early native people of Canada followed different ways of life according to the type of region, which they inhabited.  (This booklet contains 40 activities pertaining to geography, research, creativity, history and reading.


41.       The Bernstein Bear (Go Up and Down)

42.       How’s the Weather

43.       The Four Seasons

44.       Did You Know? (2 copis)

45.       I See Shapes

46.       It’s Melting

47.       How Can I Help?

48.       My Native American Book (2 copies)

49.       Pioneer Crafts

Pioneer children made almost everything they used, wore and played with.  Now you can make your own traditional crafts.

49A.    Where Did You Get Your Moccasins?, By Bernelda Wheeler

Children in an urban school are curious about a classmate’s new pair of moccasins.  In answer to their questions, the boy describes in detail how his grandmother, or kokum, made his moccasins.

50.       Food and Nutrition – The only original copy!

The purpose of this book is to use the pictures of food and translate it into the Algonquin language.

51.       Native Americans

Students explore, investigate, analyze and discuss topics such as lifestyles of various Native American tribes; pictograph writing; Native American customs; Native American poems and legends.

52.       Mashkimodayekwe

There were stages in which a child was disciplined in an Anishinabe home.  Generally, the first stage was to tell the offending child or children a story.

53.       English, French and Algonquin Lexicon

Regarding Kitigan Zibi Education Council…many people working in the health services of Maniwaki, QC, have prepared this lexicon.  It is intended to help those who so wish to communicate with the clientele in Algonquin, French or English.  May we ever respect and cherish each other’s language and culture.

54.       Wolves:

            A publication of the Haliburton Forest Wolf Center;

55.       The Native Hunter Series:

Provides a unique glimpse into hunting and fishing technologies of North American Indian and Eskimos.

55A.    Animal Tracks of Ontario, By Ian Sheldon

Animal Tracks of Ontario will help you identify tracks of all shapes and sizes, from the Dee Mouse to the White-tailed Deer.  This book is perfect for children, teachers, parents, backwoods explorers and naturalists:

56.       Hunters of the Eastern Forest

56A.    Hunters of the Sea

56B.    Hunters of the Ice

56C.    Hunters of the Northern Forest

57.      Genuine “FIRST” Wilderness Kingdom New Cookbook

            Recipes re: Moose nose, bannock, bear, caribou, buffalo, fish, etc…

57A.    Kokum’s Cookbook

57B.     Wild Game Cookbook

Over 100 recipes for serving up delicious wild game. E.G. Deer, Moose, Bear, Rabbit, Squirrel, Duck, Goose, Grouse and Pheasants, Jerky and Pemmican, Marinades, Sauses and Stuffings.

57C.    I Can’t Have Bannock But the Beaver Has a Dam, By Bernalda Wheeler &Herman Bekkering

            This story takes place in the north and tells how a beaver delays the making of bannock.

58.       The Great Canadian Trivia Book

59.       Home Book of Taxidermy and Training:

            The amateur’s primer on mounting fish, birds, animals, trophies. 


60.       Pidaban; Acitc; Otcodjoman; Ijawag; Adawewigamigokak

61.       Pitcikonaanan; Clothing – Activity Book for Pre-K/Kindergarten

62.       Pitcikonaanan; Clothing – Exercise Book

The following list of books, numbers 63 to 74, I obtained from the school in Winneway, Amo Osowan.  Eagle Village First nation, wish to Thank Lena Polson and Clarence Mckenzie for their assistance and contributions.

63.       Rabbit Stew

64.       Sand Point


66.       Our School; Amo Osowan

67.       Numbers – 100 to 190


69.       The Short-Cut

70.       E Iji Kijigan           

71.       Awakan – Farm Animals

71A.    Minizowaganag

72.       Melvin the Moose & Gary the Goose

72A.    Tonight We Will Get a Moose

72B.     Melvin the Moose Presents: A Survival Guide to Algonquin Language and Culture

73.       Ten Booklets (Algonquin Only) Re: Different Topics

            From Weather to days etc…


74.       Coloring Books

-Ajwagamebiigan/Mazinaigan-This book is for Students to be able to count, to be able to recognize numbers, to be able to identify what the findings of dot to dot, to have a good small motor co-ordination by tracing and coloring.

75.       Coloring Book – Barney and Baby Bob

            This coloring book is adapted into the Algonquin lexicon.

76.       Coloring Book

The Red Road, The Anishinabe way in English only.  A booking for all ages by Sandy C. Benson, an Ojibway born on the Rama Reserve just outside Orillia.  Note: This book is for illustration only.  We do not have the permission to reproduce any part of this book.

 77.      Coloring Book

            I am still working on this one using dialect from Eagle Village

78.       Basic Language Skills Series – Native Peoples of The Americans

This book is language arts unit that will help you develop basic skills in communication while

you are learning more about the native peoples of the Americas.

79.       Learn To Read Indians:

Big and easy, for a child, learning to read simply words is an enormous achievement.  The book is big, but its words and sentences are short and easy-a delightful introduction to reading.

80.       The Algonquin Nation, By Peter Hessel

The Algonquins of the Ottawa Valley:  A Historical Outline…The present Algonquin population in Ontario and Quebec is estimated at roughly 6,000.  Today most Algonquins live in ten communities – nine in Quebec and one in Ontario (Golden Lake).  Some chose to live in other areas for various reasons.  Some Algonquins have retained characteristics of their ancestors (physical features, language, social and cultural traits), but most are integrated or are in the process of integrating into contemporary Canadian society.  Today’s Algonquin work as hunters, trappers, loggers and lumbermen, guides, skilled craftsmen, clerks, federal public servants, teachers, social workers, scientists…

81.       I once Knew An Indian  Woman, By Ebbitt Cutler

This book, which won first prize (deservedly) in the Canadian Centennial Literacy Competitions, which made the Indian woman unforgettable as it, explores her life during the later 1920’s and early 30’s.

82.       The Adventures of the Sparrow Family

83.       Star Medicine/ Native American Path to Emotional Healing.  Wolf Moon Dance

Develop a better understanding of your emotions and learn how to successfully heal emotional hurts.  Here you’ll find expert guidance from a Native American shaman, who, drawing on her Osage and Cherokee heritage, her personal mystical visions, and her training in modern psychology, has been teaching these magical techniques for nearly three decades.  Using the Rainbow Medicine Wheel, twelve fascinating ceremonies have been adapted to guide you to inner strength and peace.  Each chapter features a shamanic story, a ceremony, and a vision, to help you become more deeply in touch with the “dance of life” that takes you into the world of spirit, where you are both physical and spiritual, a person who stands on the earth and rides the wind.

83A.    Rainbow Medicine: A Visionary Guide to Native American Shamanism, By Wolf Moondance

Find a more peaceful, meaningful way of life and develop a powerful sense of self-worth with the help of a Native American shaman who, drawing on her Osage and Cherokee heritage and training in human development, has been teaching others these mystical secrets for over 27 years.  Learn to carry out ancient ceremonies, using ordinary objects, herbs and foods and they have been practiced for eons.

83B.     Dreaming With The Wheel, By Sun Bear, Wabun Wind & Shawnodese

How to interpret and work with your dreams using the Medicine Wheel.  Dreaming is an important aspect of the native way.  Dreaming with the rich draws on the dram legacy of Earth peoples and combines it with the rich symbolism of the medicine wheel to provide a unique tool for comprehending and interpreting dreams.  Sun bear’s vision of the medicine wheel teaches that all things and beings are related and must be in harmony for the Earth to be in balance.  By achieving a better understanding of our dreams, we can then have a better understanding of our relationship to the Earth.

83C.    The Sacred Tree

Dedicated to the countless clans, tribes and nations of indigenous people troughout Mother Earth whose sacred visions, dreams, prayers, songs, wisdom, experience and kind guidance form the foundation  and living reality of the Sacred Tree.

83D.    Sacred Drumming, By Steven Ash

The beat of the sacred drum pushes through emotions and intellect, connecting us to our inner selves and the spirits.  Let it enhance your life, enabling you to stretch out beyond yourself and reach inside as you feel the rhythm.  Begin with the drum itself-how to buy or make one – then give it life by cleaning, blessing, and dedicating it.  Look into the Sacred Directions and find out where influences like love and healing fall within them.  Learn to use the drum in ceremony and to integrate drumming into your daily existence – to drive away fear, anger, and sadness.  There’s a wealth of Native American wisdom here.

84.       Legends (Also refer to numbers 16 and 27 for legends)

A)    The Great Eagle Dancer

B)     The Legends of Big Bear, Little Bear and the Stars

C)    Our Legends to read and tell.  Volumes I

D)    Our Legends to read and tell.  Volume II

E)     Our Legends to read and tell.  Volume III

F)     Indian Legends

G)    Storytelling the Art of Knowledge via Internet

-Volumes I-II-III available on cassette in English & French and Volume III available via cassette and/or CD.

85.       Algonquin Legends

This classic collection contains myths, legends and folklore of the principal Wabanaki, or northeastern Algonquin Indians.

85A.    Thirty Indian Legends of Canada, By Margaret Bemister

Weeng, the spirit of sleep.  How Odjibway won the Red Swan.  Waupee and the daughters of the star.  The Whispering grass.  Full of mystery, a sense of awe at the surrounding world and the courage of great warriors, the mythology of Canada’s Indians forms an incredibly rich source of story and legend.

86.       Legends of the James Bay Lowlands

            Indian Stories from the James bay Lowland.

87.       Yellow Flyer – in black duo tang

People of Native Ancestry.  Primary interest in having the child look at the various means of travel that were an important facet of the history of Canada’s native people; the horse, the canoe, the snowshoe and snowmobile are examples of modes of transportation that have greatly

altered the Indian way of life.  

88.       Social Studies

It is the people of Sand Point who sacrificed  so much.  This first in a series of Social Studies books would not be reality had they not taken this initial step in coming to Wenaeak.

89.       All My Relations

Canadian Alliance is Solidarity with Native People (photo – copy) Sharing Native Values Through the Arts.



(Also refer to numbers 117, 122 to 125 re: Curriculum)

90.       Algonquin Curriculum

Partial immersion program, A binder in unit form.  Covers pre-K to Grade (6) for fifteen units.  It consists of a color-coded topics & by grade level.  The topics consist of the following: shapes, numbers, colors, relationships, body, clothing, food, my home, animals, community, school environment, weather, calendar, transportation etc…

NOTE: Maniwaki Dialect!!  This curriculum is used in the school in Maniwaki, Quebec.

NOTE: We must take into consideration the dialect in each community and re-organize the curriculum by respecting the dialects of other communities and teach the language as a whole.

91.       Algonquin Curriculum

            This is used in the school at Winneway; however, this is outdated and requires editing.

92.       Draft Algonquin Curriculum

            This is prepared by Bertha Chief and edited by Lena Polson.

As of September 2000, Bertha has started to teach the Algonquin Language in the school, being Kiwetin School.  It is her hope that this draft curriculum will also be part of the standardization material, which the Language Committee is working on.  This draft curriculum is great as it consists of both the Anishinabe words and shows the pronunciation of it together with the English translation.  NOTE: This curriculum is a draft copy!!  Bertha has indicated that she would appreciate it if anyone who has a working knowledge of the Algonquin language could review it and make as many changes where it is needed.  She has indicated that there are many new terms, the names of trees, plants, birds, and fish etc…which she would appreciate receiving both the Anishnabe word and the English translation.  She has also indicated if you have better terms to name things, by all means, please write them down and let her know.  She has all this material on diskettes.  Bertha has consulted a speech and language pathologist to clarify the meaning of some of the terms such as:

-         Spatial concepts are also known as prepositions

-         Temporal concepts are also known as time concepts

-         Quality concepts are also known as adjectives

-         Quality concepts is also known as quantity, e.g. many, more, etc…

Her e-mail address is: [email protected]

93.       Teachers Manual Book

94.       Ondamitada Kakina Mamawa (Secondary one)

95.       Native Language Instruction’s Program

            Student Teaching Handbook – Lake head University, Thunder Bay

96.       Teachers Lesson Plan Guide for Oral Instruction of Weather Phrases

            Names of local bush animals, basic questions and answers, etc…

97.       Preschool Teacher’s Daily Plan Book

98.       Lesson Plan Guide

            Activities, components for activities and teacher’s instructions, etc…

99.       Contents Regarding: Nouns, Verbs, etc…

            Also refer to 103.

100.      Conjugating Verbs.  A List

101.     The Native Language Basis Program – Grade One Cree

(A)  Cree – Grade (3) Guide – from Rose Jawbone

102.     Teaching Algonquin as a Second Language

            Mrs. McGregor – Bases on Maniwaki dialect

103.     Ojibihigen – Mazinahigan

104.     A Collection of Games and Activities for an Algonquin Class (Not the Actual Game, Instructions on How to Play These Games)

105.     Algonquin to English Dictionary, By Ernest McGregor

            (Maniwaki dialect)

105A-B)            A Dictionary of the Ojibway Language, By Frederic Baraga

The language of the ojibway people was recorded by Frederic Baraga (1797-1868) a missionary priest from Slovenia, who was sent in 1835 by the Catholic church to serve among the Ojibway living in the Lake Superior Region …More than a hundred years later, this dictionary remains a classic and the most useful for a wide range of dialects.

105C.  A Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibway

Is the most up-to-date resource for those interested in the linguistic and cultural heritage of the Anishinabe, containing more than 7,000 of the most frequently used Ojibway words.

106.     Algonquin to English Word List

107.     Oral Algonquin Structure

            Thunder Bay University Program.

108.     Indian and Inuit Affairs Program – Education and Cultural Support Branch

            Teaching an Algonquin language as a second language.  A core program for kindergarten level.

109.     Indian and Inuit Affairs Program, Education and Cultural Support Branch

            Teaching an Algonquin language as a second language.  A core program for Grade One level.

110.     Indian and Inuit Affairs Program, Education and Skill Development Branch

            Teaching an Algonquin language as a second language.  A core program for Grade Two level.

111.     Indian and Inuit Affairs Program, Ojibway Cultural Foundation

            Teaching an Algonquin language as a second language.  A core program for Grade Three.


113.     Education Curriculum – A Native Perspective

Curriculum – adapted from material prepared by the United Indians of all Tribes Foundation – Seattle, Washington, and USA.

114.     People of Native Ancestry

            Resource guide for the primary and junior divisions

115.     A Resource Guide (Primary and Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Divisions)

Native Languages, A support document for the teachings of Native Languages (Ministry of Education) 1989.  Chris Ward, Minister.

116.     Resource Guide (Primary, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Divisions)

Native Languages, a support document for the teachings of Native Languages (Ministry of Education) 1989.  Ministry of Education.

117.            Curriculum Guideline, ( Primary, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Divisions)

            Native Languages 1987.  Part A: Policy and program considerations.  Ministry of Education.

118/118A.            Naasaab Izhi-anishinaabebii’igeng-Conference Report – August 8,9,10, 1996.

                        A Conference to find a common Anishinaabemowin writing system.

119.     Tradition and Education Towards a Vision of Our Future

            Report on the “Special Chiefs’ Conference on Education” November 27-29, 1991 in Ottawa.

120.     The Aboriginal Language Policy Study Phase 2 – Implementation Mechanism

            December 1988

121.     Report on The Native Languages Research Project

Ottawa Native Language Retention Committee, September 1987 for the Department of the Secretary of State.

122.     Ministry of Education and Training

            The Ontario Curriculum Grades 9 and 10; Native Studies 1999.

123.     Ministry of Education and Training

            The Ontario Curriculum Grades 9 & 10; Program Planning and Assessment 1999.

124.     Ministry of Education and Training

            The Ontario Curriculum Grades 1 & 8, Language 1997.

125.     Ministry of Education and Training

            The Ontario Curriculum Grades 9 and 10; Native Languages 1999.

126.     My House/My Home/Basement/Kitchen/Dining Room/Living Room/Bathroom/Bush Trees

            Maniwaki Dialect! – Each booklet comes with its own cassette for self-teaching.

            Booklets with cassettes – Pronounciation by the late Ernest McGregor of Maniwaki, Quebec

127.     Nursery Songs

            (Singers unknown)

127A.   Nursery Songs

            Words only – No tape.


129.     Ikidowinan

Adaptation into Algonquin of the efforts of a group of Ojibway people working on Language Retention in Ontario.  Cassette available.

130/131.     The Man from Neawigak

            And other Algonquin stories by Josie Mathias. 

            This book represents the story of his life.  In this work, he talks about growing up in       such a remote settlement as Minitegwagog and Maigan Sagaeagan or Wolf Lake.  He also talked about family life, the early forest industry in Temiscamingue, the many changes it brought by another culture and how he successfully made it.  Life at Neawigak or Sand Point, the construction of hydroelectric dams, the education, the church, the early welfare system, tourism and Winneway, to name a few subjects.  Let’s not forget the Algonquin stories and legends that are full of vitality and humor.  This book represents his hope.

132 – 140.      

Same books as above (130), but written in the Algonquin Language


Book #1 – Pronunciation by Wallace Tepiscum, Kipawa, Quebec

Book #2 – Pronunciation by Wallace Tepiscum, Kipawa, Quebec

This booklet also has the words written in Algonquin.  The spelling of the words is based on the testimony of Wallace Tepisum.

Book #3 – Pronunciation by the late John Haymond, Kipawa, Quebec

                        (not yet available to the public at this time)

Book #4 – Pronunciation by Joe Wabie, Temiscaming, Quebec

Book #5 – Pronunciation by Hank Rogers, Notre-Dame du Nord, Quebec

                        (not completed)

Book #6 – Pronunciation by Noella Robinson, Kipawa, Quebec

Book #7 – Pronunciation by Joan St.Denis, Kipawa, Quebec

                        (not completed – available via cassette only)

Book #8 – Pronunciation by Bertha Chief, Notre-Dame du Nord, Quebec

                        Let’s speak Anishinabe, and Bertha also compiled curriculum #92.

Book #9 – Pronunciation by Hank Rodgers, Notre-Dame du Nord, Quebec

                        (Not yet compete)

Book #10 – Pronunciation by Lena Paul, Eagle Village First Nation, Quebec

                        (not completed yet) 

Book #11 – Pronunciation by Flora Paul, Eagle Village First Nation, Quebec

Book #12 – Pronunciation by Josephine Constant, Eagle Village First Nation, Quebec

Book #13 – Pronunciation by Jacqueline Simpson, Notre-Dame du Nord, Quebec

                        (Not yet complete)

141.     CD Rom (Mac/Windows) – Exploring An Ancient North American Indian Civilization

Interactive Multimedia Stories and Songs…Gift of Sweet Grass.  You will learn about an Ancient North American Indian Tribe that is over 5000 year old.  They are believed to be the first Indians to have had contact with Europeans explorers and fishermen many years before Columbus.  You will explore:  Language and Ancient Writings, Spirituality and Ceremonies, Arrival of the White Man, The Indian people today, Hunting/Fishing techniques, Archaeological findings, social structure and the significance of community, traditional plants and medicines.

142.     Music, Algonquin Suite via Cassette

Experience the unique wilderness of Algonquin as you paddle peacefully and hear the solitary call of a loon.  Featuring a delicate yet entrancing musical theme, this nature “Suite” explores one of Canada’s foremost  natural sanctuaries in a leisurely and relaxing journey.

143.     How The West Was Lost via Cassette – (2 tapes)

This is the original music for how the west was lost, a six-hour television miniseries exploring the Native American experience during the mid to late 1800’s.  The music herein is a tribute to native peoples everywhere and a prayer that their culture, traditions and rituals may preserve and survive.

144.            Canada’s Native First Nations: Indian Bands By Province, Etc… Some Info. On Culture


145.     The 25th Anniversary of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement

146.            Dreadful Water Shows Up, By Hartley Goodweather

Thumps Dreadful Water is a Cherokee ex-cop trying to make a living as a photographer in the small town of Chinook, somewhere in the northwestern U.S., but he doesn’t count on snapping shots of a dead body lanquishing in the just completed luxury condo resort built by the local Indian band.  It’s a mystery that thumps can’t help getting involved in, especially when he realizes the number-one-suspect is Stick Merchant, Anti-Condo protestor and wayward son of Claire Merchant, head of the tribal council and thump’s sometime lover.

147.     Anishnabeg Settlements of Lake Kipawa, Hunters Point, Wolf Lake, Brennan Lake and Kipawa

            The Migizy Odenaw First Nation Specific Claim.


Louis Riel is perhaps the most controversial figure in Canadian history.  A rebel and a power orator, he emerged as a leader of the metis in the Red River settlement.  His ability to unite the Metis nation was legendary.  Although known as the Father of Manitoba, he spent much of his adult life in exile.  He was found guilty of treason and hanged in Regina on  16 November  1985.,

149.     Louis Riel, By Rosemary Neering

Louis Riel has been described as a “saint, sinner, rebel, hero, prophet, madman and traitor.”  It is no more clear today than it was during his lifetime which of these labels is closest to the truth.   The metis leader was educated in Montreal, but an itch for political involvement brought him back to his home in Red River.

150.     Giving Something Back, By Robert Nicholas Kucey

Robert Kucey was born on April 18th, 1940 in the small town of Gypsumville, in Northern Manitoba, Canada.  As a young non-native boy he was very fortunate to sped a couple of winters living on the Dauphin River Indian Reservation with his family.  His dad ran the general store buying fish from the Indians and selling them groceries, clothing, hardware and commercial fishing supplies.

151.     Ahtahkakoop, By Deanna Christensen

On a star-filled night in 1816, a child was born in the land that is now Saskatchewan.  His mother named him Ahtahkakoop, the Cree word for “star blanket”.  He would, in time, become an important leader of his people, a Head Chief of the Plains Cree.  Meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated with over a hundred images, many never before seen, this book is a proud testament to the wisdom, vision, and leadership of Ahtahkakoop, proof that he indeed chose the right path for his people as the buffalo disappeared and the newcomers arrived in greater numbers each year.

152.     The Kiliad, By Antonio Alcibiede Binda

Born in Jamestown, Ontario, Canada.  A town now called Wawa, meaning land of the big goose.  Son of an Ojibway mother and an Italian immigrant.  Brick and Stone mason by trade.  Began writing the Kiliad in Waynesville Missouri in the winter 1998.  The vestige of the pre-contact woodland Indian was in my imagination seen continuously as I traveled the Ozark hills.  When I left this area, I traveled to Detroit, Michigan where I lived and worked as a Brick and Stone Mason.  Immersing myself in the North American Indian culture, I continued writing the Kiliad while reading introductory Archaeology, Philosophy, Art and whatever books I could find on the North American Indian.

153.     Eagle Feather (An Honour), By Ferguson Plain

A young Ojibway boy grows up with his grandfather’s teachings and learns the values of life through the lessons of history, culture and the natural environment.  His willingness to learn these important life-values gives an additional sense of accomplishment to his grandfather’s life and, in return, the grandfather gives an Eagle Feather to the young boy.  This act of giving is an honor among the Native People who revere the all-seeing messenger of the Creater, the Eagle.

154.     I Can Read About “Indians”, By Elizabeth Warren

            Children’s story book on Native peoples.

155.     Indians of the Plains, By Franklin Watts

This exciting new series offers basic information on a range of exciting topics through a combination of archive photographs and full-color artwork.  Excellent color photographs also show step-by-step guides related to craft activities.

156.     Celebrating the Powwow, By Bobbie Kalman

157.     North American Indians, By Felix Sutton

Produced and approved by noted authorities, these books answer the questions most often asked about science, nature and history.  They are presented in a clear, readable style, and contain many colorful and instructive illustrations.  Readers will want to explore each of these fascinating subjects and collect these volumes as an authentic, ready-reference, basic library.

158.     Indian Crafts and Activity Book, By John Meiczinger

158A.  Indian Crafts

            Native Handy Crafts guide.

159.     The Moose, By National Meat Institute Inc.

Notes on moose habits, Practical advice for the moose hunter, Choosing the right moose gun, Bowhunting for moose, Field dressing, Transporting the moose, Aging the meat, Meat hygiene and the hunter, How to calculate the live weight of a moose, How to get the choicest cuts, How to save and cook a variety of meats, Freezing the meat, Selecting the right wine, Over 100 recipes, and much more.

160.     Aboriginal People and The Fur Trade, By Louise Johnston

Proceedings of the 8th North American Fur Trade Conference, Akwesasne.  An educational reference book.

161.     The Mishomis Book, By Edward Jbenton-Banai    

162.     Kipawa River Chronicles, By Scott Sorensen

            The remote and rugged shores of the Kipawa River have been home to the Sorensens for 25          

 years. Their lives and those of numerous others are intertwined with the flow of this world-class whitewater river. But the Kipawa River is at risk. The most powerful hydro-electric company in North America has proposed to reduce this historic waterway to a trickle of water in a rocky ditch. The book captured the unique heritage of the Kipawa River, and the struggle to preserve it for future generations.

163.     Medicine Cards, By Jamie Sams & David Carson

Discover the tool that millions of people worldwide are using for guidance, inspiration, and help in finding answers to life’s questions. Now, revised and expanded to include eight additional cards, this unique and powerful divination system draws upon ancient wisdom and tradition to teach the healing medicine of animals. Medicine Cards has found its way into the hearts and hands of many, guiding the way to healing the body, emotions, mind, and spirit, and providing insight into and understanding of one’s unique purpose in life.

164.     The 13 Original Clan Mothers, By Jamie Sams

Jamie Sams, a member of the Wolf Clan Teaching Lodge, brings us a powerful new method for honoring and incorporating native feminine wisdom into our daily lives. Combining a rich oral tradition—passed on to her by two Kiawa Grandmothers, Cisi Laughing Crow and Berta Broken Now—with the personal healing and guidance she has experienced through her female Elders, Sams created The 13 Original Clan Mothers. Each of the Clan Mothers reflects a particular teaching, related to a cycle of the moon, and possesses special totems, talents, and gifts that can help each of us cultivate our own personal gifts and talents.

165.     Animal Speak, By Ted Andrews

Open your heart and mind to the wisdom of the animal world. Coyotes urge us to adapt to changing circumstances. Lions embody strength and courage. Otters remind us to remember to take time to play. Animals have many lessons for humans, but before we can learn from them, we must be able to speak with them. Animal Speak provides techniques for recognizing and interpreting the signs and omens of the natural world. Meet and work with animals as totems and spirits by learning the language of their behaviors within the physical world.

166.     Wolf Medicine, By Wolf Moondance

Embark on a shamanic journey that reveals the spiritual experience known as the mind. Your guide is a respected Native American Shaman who—as a pathfinder, leader, and teacher just like the wolf—takes you to the North section of the Rainbow Medicine Wheel. This is where the brain, mind, and soul reside, and the wolf is the totem. You will soon understand the lessons of Trust, Limits, Expectations, Failure, Listening, Forgiveness, and Inner Peace. You will encounter spirit guides and animal totems, learn which medicines to use, consider the teachings of marriage, and practice the techniques of soul retrieval. Discover your sacred path and your calling and connect more closely with the will of Great Spirit. Uplift, enlighten, and enrich yourself by making your own sacred tools and carrying out the ceremonies here.

167.     Native American Astrology, By Winfried Noè

Which totem is yours---the falcon, the woodpecker, or the owl? The otter, brown bear, or beaver? Or one of the other six? With this astrological system, based on Native American animal signs and the medicine wheel, you can gain insight into yourself and others.

168.     Bone Medicine, By Wolf Moondance

Since she was a child, Wolf Moondance has been blessed with visions, and here she combines Native American healing rituals with cutting-edge psychology-to show how you can change yourself and your life. Join her on this spiritual journey to wholeness. Wolf shows how to make and work with a medicine blanket and medicine bundles, how to create a shaman’s necklace and other magical tools, and how to use a forked stick to bring your self to a state of forgiveness. Perform sacred ceremonies: cleanse the atmosphere with smoke and herbs, prepare for future projects with an Intention Ceremony, and apply the teachings of the Five Colored Horses. Through these and many other rites and lessons, you will experience Choice and Change, which will bring you opportunity, protection, dream time, and physical transformation. 

169.     The Native Stories From Keepers of the Animals, By Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac

The stories in this collection come from many aboriginal groups of North America, including Mohawk, Hopi, Haida, Cree, Inuit, Cherokee, and others. Parents, teachers and children will delight in these lovingly told tales about “our relations, the animals.” The stories come to life through the magical illustrations by Mohawk artists John Kahionhes Fadden and David Fadden. 

170.     Canada A People’s History, By Don Gillmor

In this stunning and comprehensive second volume of the landmark work Canada: A People’s History, the story of how Canada came to be the nation we know continues. Volume Two opens with the rebellion over property and language rights by the French-speaking Mètis in the Northwest, led by the charismatic and troubled Louis Riel – a seminal event in our history and one that haunts us to this day. It closes with the less bloody but no less traumatic confrontation between the Mohawk and the army at Kanesatake, Quebec, in 1990. Between these two events lies over a hundred years of astonishing change and development in Canada. In those years, Canadians have fought in two world wars, struggled through the long, savage years of the Depression, and peaceably accommodated themselves to wave after wave of immigrants arriving from all over the globe. The political changes have been no less striking, with the eruption of nationalism in Quebec, women’s prolonged fight for equal rights, and the creation of Canadians’ most cherished social service: universal health care.

171.     National Historic Sites of Canada, By Parks Canada.  System Plan

172.     The Slapshot Star, Written and illustrated by Gloria Miller

Derek unplugged the game and started to wind up the cord.  He planned to take it along.  Since there would be no other kids around, he had to have something to do.  He was just slipping it into his knapsack when his mom noticed.  “You can’t take that with you.” She said, “there is no electricity where we are going, no TV”.  Derek FROZE!!! He couldn’t believe his ears!! Two weeks with no Nintendo? Without  TV? He sat stunned.

173.     Grandmother’s Dreamcatcher, Becky Ray McCain illustrated by Stacey Schuett.(instructions for making a dreamcatcher included).

Kimmy is happy to be staying with Grandmother for a week, but it’s hard to see her parents drive away.  And their leaving reminds her of the bad dreams she’s been having.  Grandmother shows Kimmy a dreamcatcher, and with a bent twig, feather, beads, and leather, they begin to make one for Kimmy.  As they work, Grandmother tells Kimmy the legend of the dreamcatcher and the power it holds. 

174.     Nanabosho Steals Fire, Joseph McLellan, illustrated by Don Monkman.

Long ago, by the shores of the great water to the east, lived an old man who kept the fire for himself.  For fear that someone will steal his fire, he remained on constant watch inside his Wigwam. The Ojibwa trickster and teacher, Nanabosho, feeling the bite of the cold, decides to steal the fire and comes up with a unique plan.  Joseph McLellan once again shows his storytelling skill in his revival of the traditional oral legend which tells of how Nanabosho brought fire to the people.

175.     My Kokum Called Today.  Written by Iris Loewen and Illustrated by Gloria Miller.

When her Kokum (grandmother) calls from the reserve, a young Native girl living in the city knows she can expect a special experience.  This time it’s a dance.  She learns that women, especially grandmothers, are the ties that hold together the many Native families dispersed in rural and urban communities.

176.     Amikoonse (Little Beaver) written and illustrated by Ferguson Plain.

Amikoonse has never known his true place in the world.  He must discover his identity, spiritually and physically, in order to achieve his destination in life.  With help from ol’owl, Amikoonse takes a journey through the woods to find himself.

177.     Jack Pine Fish Camp.  Written by Tina Umpherville illustrated by Christie Rice.

Fishing is how many families make their living in the North.  In the summer people move out to fish camps to form small but viable communities.  Iskotew, a young girl, tells of the events and activities that take place at one of these camps, from fishing with her father to getting into mischief with her friends.

178.     Houses of bark tipi, wigwam and longhouse: Native dwellings: woodland Indians, by Bonnie Shemie.

From the Northwest Territories of Canada as far southeast as Virginia in the United States, bark was a necessity of everyday life for Native peoples.  Simple to cut, light to carry, easy to work with, it was used for food, containers, clothing, and canoes.  With remarkable skill and ingenuity, people of the First Nations used familiar to make practical shelters. 

179.     A Name for  Metis.  Written by Deborah L. Delaronde.

What will the little boy’s nickname be? Will he be called Great Big Nose because he is so nosey?  Will he be called Big Ears because he listens so carefully?  “Because you are trying to honour your mother’s language and you honour your father’s traditions, you will be called Little Metis.”

180.     The Girl Who Hated Books by Manjusha Pawagi.  (donated from TD Bank).

181.     The Aboriginal Alphabet for Children. Evelyn Ballantyne.

182.     LaCrosse.  Our Original Games.  A look at aboriginal SPORT in Canada. By Bruce Miller.

Bruce Miller writes passionately about some of the most pressing issues in Aboriginal sport in contemporary Canadian society.  This educational tool will surely generate much needed discussion on critical issues related to Aboriginal participation in sport.

183.     Firedancer’s. by Jan Bourdeau Waboose.

Centuries blend into one special moment when a young girl is taken by her grandmother to dance on Smooth Rock Island.  Heeding the call of their moccasined feet, the ancestors come, and a magical connection is made.  Young and old become ageless, wisdom and innocence join, and the gift of one child’s heritage is passed along in this beautiful, spine-tingling, coming-of-age story.

184.     Caribou Song by Tomson Highway.  Atihko  nikamon  .  Written in English & Cree.

Joe and Cody are brothers who love to dance and play the kitoochigan (accordion). Searching for the ateek (caribou) in their home in northern Manitoba, the two boys become part of a wonderful and magical adventure. 

185.     Dragonfly Kites by Tomson Highway.  Pimihakanisa.  Written in English & Cree.

Joe and Cody, the two young brothers first introduced in Caribou Song, may live far from other people, but doesn’t mean they are lonely.  The surrounding wildlife make wonderful friends.  But the dragonflies are their favourites.  Transforming them into gossamer kites, Joe and Cody laugh and dance and even fly magically in their dreams.

186.     Fox on the Ice by Tomson Highway.  Mahkesis miskwamink e-cipatapit.  Written in English and Cree.

One winter afternoon, Joe and Cody went ice fishing with their papa, their mama, and Cody’s little black dog.  Ootsie.  It was the perfect day to fish.  The sky was clear, and the sun made the snow sparkle like diamonds.

187.     A Promise is a Promise.  Story by Robert Munsch & Michael Kusugak.

            Robert Munsch first started telling stories to quiet down children during daycare naptimes. 

188.     A Play by Tomson Highway.  Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskating.  Winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Play and Nominated for the Governor’s General’s Award.

Dry Lips..tells another story of the mythical Wasaychigan Hill Indian Reserve, also the setting for Tomson Highway’s award winning play The Rez Sisters.  Dry Lips….features seven “Wasy” men and the game of hockey.  It is a fast-paced story and hope. 

189.     Rez  Sisters.  A Play by Tomson Highway. 

This award-winning play by Native playwright Tomson Highway is a powerful and moving portrayal of seven women from a reserve attempting to beat the odds by winning at bingo.  And not just any bingo.  It is THE BIGGEST BINGO IN THE WORLD and a chance to win a way out of a tortured life.  The Rez Sisters is hilarious, shocking, mystical and powerful, and clearly establishes the creative voice of Native theatre and writing in Canada today.

190.     Circle Works. Transforming Eurocentric Consciousness.  Fyre Jean Graveline.

Circle Works inspires educators, philosophers, researchers, activists, shamans, artists and visionairies to take up the challenge of bringing alternative teaching possibilities and strategies to the educational experience.  Creatively combining Aboriginal teachings with feminist and anti-racist theory and practice, Dr. Graveline documents her daily lived experience as a teacher/healer/activist.  This is her “give away:” the seeds of a very old made new.  Take up her challenge; plant the seeds of change.  Watch yourself and others grow and renew social relationships.

191.     Through the Eyes of Our Elders.  Cooking.

192.     Diabetes and Diet.  Ivan’s Story.  By Dr. Gilles Pinette.

In the tradition of our culture, this teaching about diabetes and diet will be told through a story.  As Ivan waited for Dr. Eaglestone to show, he recalled the past year.  Ivan turned 40 in January.  He knew something was wrong at the time because he got sick after eating his birthday cake.  Looking back, Ivan realized that he was showing signs of diabetes long before he was diagnosed. The diagnosis surprised Ivan even though it shouldn’t have.  Diabetes was common in his family.  His mother and father both had diabetes.  Also, Ivan had gained about 100 pounds since his high school days; most of it was in the gut.

193.          The Smudging and Blessings Book.  Inspirational Rituals to Cleanse and Heal. By Jane Alexander .  Change your life using simple smudging rituals and ceremonies.  For thousands of years, Native Americans have burned sacred plants in a bowl or on a stick to drive away negative energies and restore balance.  Learn how to combine smudging with techniques from other ancient traditions in order to banish stress and attract love, relax or give you energy, turn your house into a soothing sanctuary, and bring your family closer together.  The natural power of cleansing is available to everyone.

194.          Native American GAMES and stories.

195.         How to Survive as an American Indian?  Created & designed by David Salariya.

Why did children wear amulets around their necks?  What are dog soldiers?  Why did Indian scouts wear wolf skins?

196.          Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes revised edition. Carl Waldman.

Is a comprehensive reference work discussing more that 150 Indian Tribes of North America, as well as prehistoric peoples and civilization.  Organized alphabetically by tribe or group, the informative, accessible text summarizes the historical record – such as locations, migrations, contacts with non-indians, wars – and includes present day tribal affairs.  This book also covers traditional Indian lifeways, including diet, housing, transportation, tools, clothing, art, legends, and rituals, as well as language families.

197.          Aboriginal Peoples Fact and Fiction.

The book being presented here by the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse represents a significant effort to correct part of the misunderstanding for which we all bear some responsibility.  The Commission has been working in close cooperation with the Institut culturel  et educatif  Montagnais on this, and I am convinced that this cooperation is beginning to bear fruit, just as I am sure that the same will be true of this work.

This work that the Commission des droits et des droits de la jeunesse is presenting in the aim of bringing First Nations peoples and Quebecers together. 


These tales of bravery, courage, and decisive action in times of terrible conflict are the stories of heroes. Although the lives of the Native chiefs and famous Metis were often tinged with sadness and loss, they were also an inspiration.  Jam-packed with adventures and battles, these tales ultimately tell of the negotiations, broken promises, and harsh realities of the changing face of the West.

199.     THE ALGONQUINS. EDITED BY Daniel Clement.

This book is a collection of articles featuring the Algonquin people.  The Algonquin, whose total population numbers 7000, occupy today the Ottawa valley and the Abitibi-Temiscamingue region in Quebec.  Nine authors have written as many essays dealing with different traditional and contemporary issues. Marc Cote begins with an article on Abitibi-Temiscamingue prehistory.  He is followed by Maurice Ratelle who discusses the location of the Algonquins from 1534 to 1650.  Jacques Frenette then concentrates on the land use of the River Desert Band (Mainiwaki).  The same band is also the object of another article by Pauline Joly de Lotbiniere on historical narratives regarding wampum belts.  The XXth century provides the context for all the other articles.  Thus Daniel Clement and Noeline Martin present Algonquin legends and customs collected in the 1940s in the Upper Gatineau region.  Sue Roark-Calnek describes a wedding ceremony which took place at Lac-Rapide in 1988.  Roger Spielmann examines a bear-dream account recorded in Pikogan in 1985.  Christine Montpetit presents a picture of some Algonquin and metis residing in Val-d’Or in 1985.  A thematic bibliography completes the book and should enable other researchers to further explore several aspects not dealt in the present group of essays.



















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