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Neyanan Meno Kesānewak
This delightful story with a Christmas theme is also a counting lesson for young learners of Cree. Neyanan Meno Kesānewak/Five Santas are hard at work getting ready for Christmas when one-by-one they get tired and fall asleep. Written in Cree, including syllabics, by Stella Young, and illustrated by Rosalyn Boucha, this charming softcover is the perfect addition to any child’s library.
A Big Mistake?
When Summer’s best friend compliments the necklace her kokum gave her, she remembers her Elder’s teaching and gives the necklace away. But when her kokum comes over for supper, Summer worries that she made a big mistake by giving away such a special gift.
Cree Workbook Collection
Another Cree series by Stella Young, this workbook collection about animals contains three titles: Peseskewak/Animals, Kākwan Wapataman?/What do you see?, and Newapamaw/I See.
Each book helps children learn vocabulary, plus how to spell animal names in Cree/English and syllabics (see sample illustration). Students can also draw their own animals, play matching games, and practice writing out animal names
Exploring the Era of Residential Schools
One of three Grade 8 ELA cross-curricular units, Exploring the Era of Residential Schools examines how present-day First Nations society has been shaped by the effect of residential schools. Students also come to understand how this knowledge can be used to develop a path for the future.
Compiled by MFNERC’s literacy facilitators, the other Grade 8 unit titles are Identity and Water Stewardship.
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