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English First Peoples 10 Resource Guide

In the 2021-2022 school year SD57 will be moving to English First Peoples 10 for all students. To help you out this libguide has been prepared with local resources, novels, and kits that might be useful for you as you begin the work of transitioning to th

Foundational Resources

These resources are foundational to teaching EFP 10 and should be viewed first as a primer.

BC Curriculum:

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Local Resources

Card image capBooks with links to local Indigenous groups including Lheidli, McCleod Lake and Simpcw.


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Novels

Card image capNovels with strong Indigenous content that provide a variety of perspectives and content areas.


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Non-Fiction

Card image capNon-Fiction with strong Indigenous content that provide a variety of perspectives and content areas.

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Plays

Plays that focus on Indigenous issues.


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Kits

Card image capKits that focus on Indigenous content such as reconciliation and MMIWG

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Web Resources

Card image capWeb links and resources that focus on Indigenous issues, storytelling and other aspects linked to EFP.


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Physical Video Resources

Card image capDVDs available through SD57 DLC.

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Digital Video Resources

Card image capDigital video resources that can support learning including local legends and videos from our digital libraries.

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Local Resources



Title Subjects Indigenous Voice

The Carrier, My People

https://books.google.com/books/content?id=U1d1AAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1

Available in SD57 DLC

Dakelh (Carrier), history, biography

The Carrier of Long Ago

Available in SD57 DLC

Dakelh (Carrier), history, culture, language  

Stoney Creek Woman

https://books.google.com/books/content?id=-1aDGBsyekIC&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1

Available in SD57 DLC

Dakelh (Carrier), history, culture, racism  

Judgement at Stoney Creek

Criminal justice, justice system, Dakelh (Carrier), racism  

Novels

 

 

Title Subjects Indigenous Voice

This Place, 150 Years Retold

Available in SD57 DLC

Retelling history, short stories, graphic novel

Nobody Cries at Bingo

Okanese, Family

Motorcycles & Sweetgrass

Available in SD57 DLC (1 copy)

Anishinaabeg, Family, Small Town Life

The Missing

https://books.google.com/books/content?id=y7mKCwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1

Available in SD57 DLC

Discrimination in criminal justice,  Missing persons, Crimes against Indigenous peoples

Son of a Trickster

https://books.google.com/books/content?id=tDP8jwEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1

Available in SD57 DLC

Substance abuse, dysfunctional families, Tricksters legends.

Mature Content Warning: This novel contains mature subject matter such as drug use and depictions of sex and violence.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Teenage life, Art, Life off reserve

Mature Content Warning: Strong language

Indian Horse

Available in SD57 DLC

Ojibwa, Substance Abuse

7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga

Available in SD57 DLC

Cree, Graphic Novels, Indigenous History, Residential Schools, Smallpox epidemic, families

Red Wolf

Available in SD57 DLC

Indian Act, Residential Schools  

Jonny Appleseed

Two-spirit, Indigiqueer, LGTBQ+, home and family, trauma

Mature Content Warning: Strong sexual language used.

The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book

https://books.google.com/books/content?id=V78jQwAACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1

Available in SD57 DLC

Retelling history, Indigenous resistance, colonialism, graphic novels, government relations

Marrow Thieves

https://books.google.com/books/content?id=2Bc6vgAACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1

Available in SD57 DLC

Global warming, Indigenous Science Fiction, Dystopia

Mature Content Warning: This book touches on physical and sexual violence.

Grey Eyes

https://books.google.com/books/content?id=_daCoAEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1

Available in SD57 DLC

Indigenous fantasy

Medicine Walk

https://books.google.com/books/content?id=-ZW4oAEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1

Available in SD57 DLC

Ojibwa, Rdemption, Father-son dynamics, teenage life

Missing Nimama

https://books.google.com/books/content?id=AaoojwEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1

Available in SD57 DLC

Dual-language (English & Cree), Illustrated novels, family life, Murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls.

The Outside Circle

https://books.google.com/books/content?id=Hp3LoQEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1

Available in SD57 DLC

Gangs, Rehabilitation, Crime, Healing Circles, Graphic Novel  

Tilly

Available in SD57 DLC

Lakota, Cree, substance abuse, coming of age

Tilly and the Crazy Eights

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Road Trips, Friendship, Elders

Moonshot Vol 1-3

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Graphic Novel, Short Stories, Indigenous Fantasy, Indigenous Science Fiction

Mature Content Warning: Some stories have sexual scenes

The Barren Grounds

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51FIwhcXv+L._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

Indigenous Fantasy, Middle Grade

The Night Wanderer

https://books.google.com/books/content?id=5C82GQAACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1

Available in SD57 DLC

Ojibwa, Vampires, Indigenous Gothic Horror

April Raintree

Urban life, Institutional racism, racism

Kiss of the Fur Queen

Residential School, Tricksters, Child Abuse

Mature Subject Warning: This novel contains mature and challenging material (profanity, coarse language, depictions of sex, sexual abuse, violence, etc.). 

Monkey Beach

Available in SD57 DLC (1 copy)

Coming of age, Northern Communities, Family

Mature Content Warning: This novel contains mature subject matter such as drug use and depictions of sex and violence.

Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence

Australian Indigenous, Residential schools

Dream Wheels

Available in SD57 DLC (1 copy)

Family, Coming of Age

Three Feathers

Available in SD57 DLC

Restorative justice, Northern Communities, Graphic Novel

Code Talker

Navajo, World War II, Code-breaking

Dreaming In Indian

Short Stories, Biography, Stereotyping, Community, Racism, Self-esteem, Tolerance

Celia's Song

Residential Schools, Healing

Medicine River

Available in SD57 DLC

Family, sports, small town life

Elatsoe

Available in SD57 DLC soon

Family, murder-mystery, storytelling, Indigenous Fantasy, Lipan Apache

 

 

Non-Fiction Novels

Title Subjects Indigenous Voice

Seven Fallen Feathers

https://books.google.com/books/content?id=NN75MAAACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1

Available in SD57 DLC

Narrative non-fiction, social conditions, civil rights, government relations, murdered and missing, suicide

In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation

https://books.google.com/books/content?id=cmzhCwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1

Available in SD57 DLC

Social aspects of reconciliation, government relations, reconciliation, social conditions, history of Canada.

Indivisible: Indigenous Human Rights

https://books.google.com/books/content?id=_VW2oAEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1

Available in SD57 DLC

Legal rights of Indigenous peoples, Human rights, Government relations, Canadian laws, Civil rights of Canadians and Indigenous peoples.

Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story

https://books.google.com/books/content?id=jRQ6rgEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1

Available in SD57 DLC

Murdered and missing Indigenous women, Crimes

The Chilcotin War

https://books.google.com/books/content?id=pURpRfRl19gC&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1

Tsilhqot’in (Chilcotin), Chilcotin war, history

 

They Called Me Number One

https://books.google.com/books/content?id=9K7YMgEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1

Available in SD57 DLC

Residential Schools, Shuswap

Speaking Our Truth

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Residential Schools, Indian Act, Reconciliation

The Inconvenient Indian

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Available in SD57 DLC

Indigenous history, strong example of voice in writing, narrative non-fiction

21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act

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Indian Act, Sterotypes, Reconciliation

All Our Relations

Suicide, Indigenous people around the world, separation of family, mental health

Niwhts'ide'ni Hibi'it'en: The Ways of Our Ancestors

Available in SD57 DLC

Witsuwit'en, History, Culture, biography

A Really Good Brown Girl

Metis, Institutional racism, racism

A Short History of Indians in Canada

Tricksters, Racism, Government Oppression, Displacement, Stereotyping, Indigenous-White relationships

One Native Life

Available in SD57 DLC (1 copy)

Biography, Identity, Ojibway, Life

 

 

Plays

 

 

Title Subjects Indigenous Voice

God and the Indian: A Play
God and the Indian: A Play - Book

Available in SD57 DLC

Child abuse victims, Cree

Mature Content Warning:  Strong language and sexual content

Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth

Available in SD57 DLC

Family, Culture, Humour

Kamloopa: An Indigenous Matriarch Story

Family, Culture, Powwow, Contemporary Indigenous Culture

 

 

Kits

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Their Voices Will Guide Us – Gr 9-12

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Anti-Racism – High School

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Reconciliation

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Truth and Reconciliation Cross Curricular Journey - Gr 9-12

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Secret Path

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Web Resources

Physical Video Resources

Title Subjects

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Short films,

Treaties, Racism, Violence against Women

Indian Horse - DVD

Child abuse, hockey, Ojibwa, Residential Schools, Racism

Shi-shi-etko - DVD

Residential schools

Muffins for Granny - DVD

Residential schools

Rabbit-Proof Fence - DVD

Australian Indigenous Peoples, Residential Schools

Digital Video Resources


Local Dakelh Legend told by Robert Frederick

Local Dakelh Legend told by Edith Frederick

Amaqqut Nunaat: The Country of Wolves

Me Artsy - Drew Hayden Taylor

Keith Wolfe Smarch - Story and carving

Storytelling - 1491 - The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus

Note

Determination of "Indigenous Voice" is based on public information that identifies the author as Indigenous at the time of last update.