First Nations Families

$7.50 each

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Written in consultation with First Nations elders, students, and parents, these beautifully illustrated stories demonstrate the traditional value of inclusion.

 

A collaborative effort between the Victoria Native Friendship Centre and the First Nations Division of the Greater Victoria School District, these little books were written in consultation with First Nations elders, students, parents, and Native advisors in the school district. As a result, these stories of Salish, Kwakwaka'wakw, and Nuu Chah Nulth peoples, published in 1994 and beautifully illustrated with black-and-white line drawings, demonstrate the traditional value of inclusion.

This is my mother. She likes to go to movies with her friend. This is my brother. He likes to cry. This is my grandpa. He likes to tell stories. This is my mother. She likes to do aerobics. This is my dog. He likes to scratch.” In this simple excellent reader, First Nations children introduce the reader to all their relatives, and what they “like” to do. In an important “plus,” families are diagrammed, and silhouettes of a man or woman in the family diagram mean that that person is “out of the picture” for that child.

 

 

Author: Karin Clark

Illustrations: Black and white illustrations

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1996

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Salish, Kwakwaka'wakw, Nuu Chah Nulth First Nations