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  • Within the Stillness: One...

    CA$16.95
    Keith Olsen’s family lived through a harsh Canadian winter in an extremely remote location in northern Saskatchewan. The family’s determination turned the rugged wilderness into a modest home. From such a setting come the memories of a profound childhood, one in which simplicity and nature are the most nurturing aspects of the imagination.

    "It was almost noon when we entered the portage. The fresh autumn air was still quite cool even though the sun was well up by this time. It was pleasant to see how the sunlight penetrated the thick forest of tall evergreens, giving light to an otherwise dark and damp part of the overland trail. The ground in this area was covered over in a thick layer of green moss, and a similar type called old man's beard hung down off the branches like sheets of light green tinsel. This part of the portage was spooky, but on parts of the trail where the deciduous trees were it was bright and vibrant, especially where the leaves hadn't fallen. It was there the sunlight caused an explosion of colour, shading each leaf in a different hue of autumn glory, and it made you feel warm and alive with excitement."
  • When We Had Sled Dogs: A...

    CA$19.95
    When We Had Sled Dogs: A Story from the Trapline ācimowin ohci wanihikīskanāhk takes readers young and old on a journey into the past when dog teams were part of the traditional way of life in Northern Saskatchewan. Inspired by Elder Ida Tremblay’s childhood memories, and told in English with Woodland Cree words and phrases, the story follows the seasonal cycle of trapline life.
  • When the Trees Crackle with...

    CA$9.99
    A bear sleeping safely in her den, Kohkom telling a story by the fire, the trees crackling with cold—we are all connected to the seasons and the cycle of nature. The calming rhythm of the words echoes the rhythm of the land in this timeless picture book about the moon calendar of the northern Cree, and its warmly rendered watercolour illustrations bring Saskatchewan’s north to life. This e-book of When the Trees Crackle with Cold invites Cree and non-Cree speakers alike to explore the traditional moon calendar. It is written in English with Cree translations in the Woodland Cree th-dialect.
  • When the Trees Crackle with...

    CA$9.99
    A bear sleeping safely in her den, Kohgom telling a story by the fire, the trees crackling with cold—we are all connected to the seasons and the cycle of nature. The calming rhythm of the words echoes the rhythm of the land in this timeless picture book about the moon calendar of the northern Cree, and its warmly rendered watercolour illustrations bring Saskatchewan’s north to life. This e-book version of When the Trees Crackle with Cold invites Cree and non-Cree speakers alike to explore the traditional moon calendar. It is written in English with Cree translations in the Swampy Cree n-dialect and contains audio recordings of the Cree vocabulary performed by Anne Dorion.
  • When the Trees Crackle with...

    CA$12.95
    A bear sleeping safely in her den, Kohkom telling a story by the fire, the trees crackling with cold—we are all connected to the seasons and the cycle of nature. The calming rhythm of the words echoes the rhythm of the land in this timeless picture book about the moon calendar of the northern Cree, and its warmly rendered watercolour illustrations bring Saskatchewan’s north to life. When the Trees Crackle with Cold is written in English and the northern Plains Cree y-dialect, inviting Cree and non-Cree speakers alike to explore the traditional moon calendar.
  • Ti-Shadd: L’Ujima au Quotidien

    CA$12.95
    Le père de Li’l Shadd est un médecin pionnier très occupé. Lorsque Dr Shadd est appelé à aller voir un patient le jour d’anniversaire de son fils Shadd, le jeune garçon n’arrivait pas à comprendre pourquoi aider d’autres personnes était plus important que sa fête. Il y a une seule façon de le découvrir : rejoindre son père sur le long voyage en calèche pour aider la famille Nīkānisiw.
  • The Thunderbird, the...

    CA$19.95
    “Dad, where did the crew get this thing?” I gasped. “It always perched up there, bolted to the crow’s nest in the mast,” he told me. “We never sailed without it.” Having entered service aboard HMCS Quesnel in June 1944, close to the end of the Second World War, Dad knew very little about the origin of the ship’s thunderbird mascot. And in the 1940s, he had not asked many questions about it. That it was an Indigenous carving was not a question, but the new millennium would be upon us before our perception began to crack and the significance of a First Nation carving turned World War II mascot became apparent. But what had happened to it at the end of the war?
  • Ride, Gabe, Ride

    CA$14.95
    Ride across the plains with GABRIEL DUMONT!

    Based on historic events, Ride, Gabe, Ride! tells the tale of a dangerous,exhilarating hunt led by the famed Métis buffalo hunter.

    From the award-winning author of Fiddle Dancer, Dancing in My Bones, and Call of the Fiddle.
  • peepeekisis ātayōhkēwina:...

    CA$19.95
    These stories from the Peepeekisis Cree Nation tell of the Little People, Wesuketchuk, and the Sky People, and share the Plains Cree worldview, values, and spiritual beliefs.

    “nipakosēyimon ēkā ta-wanihtāhk kinēhiyawātisinaw, tāpitaw awiyak ta-masinahahk ēkwan ta-pīkiskwātahk.” --Eleanor Brass, 1987

    “I am hoping that our Indian culture will not be lost, that there will always be someone to write and speak about it. As the treaty reads, ‘As long as the grass grows and the water flows.’” —Eleanor Brass, 1987
  • Li'l Shadd: A Story of Ujima

    CA$12.95
    Li'l Shadd's father is a busy pioneer doctor. When Dr. Shadd is called away to see a patient on Li'l Shadd's birthday, the young boy struggles to understand why helping people is more important than his birthday party. There's only one way to find out: join his father on the long horse-and-wagon journey to help Nīkānisiw's family!
  • If These Places Could Talk:...

    CA$19.95
    If places could talk, what would they say? Every place in Saskatchewan has a story to tell. Journey through time to explore some of them!
  • Honouring the Buffalo: A...

    CA$14.95
    "A long time ago, Our People came from the Northern Woodlands to the Great Plains looking for food," Grandfather said. "They saw that the Buffalo lived in harmony with Mother Earth the same as Our People did."

    Through the Creator, the buffalo gave themselves as a gift for the sustenance and survival of the Plains Cree people. The largest land animal in North America once thundered across the Great Plains in numbers of 30 to 50 million. They provided shelter, food, clothing, tools, hunting gear, ceremonial objects and many other necessities for those who lived on the Plains.

    But by 1889, just over a thousand buffalo remained, and the lives of the Plains Cree people changed. The buffalo is honoured to this day, a reminder of life in harmony with nature as it was once lived. This is the story of how the buffalo came to share themselves so freely.

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