Hi/Lo Books For Reluctant Readers

  • Native Teen Protagonists
  • Age Appropriate Plots
  • 2.5 - 4.5 Reading Level
  • Contemporary & Historic Fiction
  • Native Authors Ensure Accuracy

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We Are All Related

The short film "We Are All Related" by Gary Robinson won an award for Best Animation at this year's American Indian Film Festival held in San Francisco, CA. The film is available for viewing on the NativeFlix website: www.nativeflix.com

Native Elders: Sharing Their Wisdom

In indigenous cultures, elders serve as a bridge across time: they are connected to the past, they live in the present, and they offer wisdom for the future. In these fascinating biographical essays, twelve First Nation and Native American elders share stories from their lives and tell what it was like to live in a time before television, cell phones, or video games. Their stories explain how their humble childhoods shaped the adults they became and the lessons they share as elders.

All of the elders profiled here work to ensure that their Native culture is passed down to members of their tribe. Whether through language lessons, ceremonies, or their ways of life, elders unlock the past and bring it to the present.

Settle in with this book and “listen” to the stories of these elders’ lives. As you take in their history, you just might gain wisdom that could make a difference in your own life.

Featured elders:

La Donna Harris Comanche
Ernest Siva Morongo
Jacqueline Guest Métis
Percy Henry Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in
Nella Heredia Cahuilla
Jim Northrup Anishinaabe/Ojibwe
Judy Gingell Kwanlin Dun
Christine Jack Xwisten
Mark Bellcourt Ojibwa
Bert Crowfoot Siksika
Louva Dahozy Navajo
Faith Davison Mohegan

A glossary of terms found in the chapters is included, along with resources for discovering more information about each elder.

Plants of Power

Native American Ceremony and the Use of Sacred Plants
Revised Edition

This comprehensive guide to the sacred plants traditionally used by Native Americans and other Indigenous peoples presents 14 significant plants, with information on their properties, growing conditions, and medicinal applications (incense cedar, red cedar, copal, juniper, lavender, mugwort, osha, pinon, white sage, desert sage, sweet grass, ceremonial tabacco, red willow bark and yerba santa). Descriptions of Native American ceremonies and rituals in which these plants play a central role are included.

Beadwork Techniques of the Native Americans

This best-selling bead work book provides basic beading techniques along with hints gleaned from the author’s extensive experience. Bead
work of the western Plains Indians is featured, and step-by-step color photographs and illustrations are included for each project.

Features dozens of full-color photos of first-rate Indian and non-Indian made bead work from museums, private collections, and today's marketplace. This book is an artful contribution to the craft of bead working.

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