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Canoe Kids - "We're all Mother Earth's children."

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Exploring Indigenous Cultures Through Authentic Indigenous Voices

 

A Cultural & Environmental Discussion

Promoting Equity, Diversity & Social Justice

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THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN FROM

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF THE WORLD

One Culture At A Time

Volume 1 The Ojibwe of
Great Spirit Island

Volume 2 The Haida of Haida Gwaii

Volume 3 The Mi'kmaq of Ktaqamkuk

Canoe Kids: Our Journey 

As we travel to explore and learn from different communities we have learned one fact that is as certain as the sun rising in the east. That fact is that while each of the cultures we learn from are different in many ways, they also share one affinity that is incontestable. We refer here to our connection with nature and the precept that we are all in partnership with the land, water and all the creatures and plants. We must all be good stewards working in concert with nature. Canoe Kids is a celebration of both the differences and similarities among Indigenous cultures. We are very thankful to our customers and distributors across Canada and the US too. Canoe Kids has been embraced and we have now reprinted all of our editions because of demand. We have also listened to our readers and increased the thickness of our cover and also laminated the cover but in a way that the editions are still professionally "perfect bound"

Each edition follows a common theme and features:

1:  Compelling and beautiful pictorials that draw you into the stories and place of the featured community
2: The story of the vessel used by the featured Peoples
3: Art and Food
4: A Kids Zone
5: Resources for kids, parents and educators

6: Stories by and of the featured Peoples in each edition

7: Extraordinary pictures of the lives, land and waters of the featured Peoples

 

COME EXPLORE WITH US

OUR MISSION

AUTHENTIC VOICES

ANCIENT & BEAUTIFUL STORIES

THE VESSELS

HISTORY

FUN ZONE

RESOURCE ZONE

Teach Us With Culture And We Can Learn About Canoe Kids: Inspiration: Teach Me With Culture And I will Learn… (from the James Bay Cree education statement) Canoe Kids is about cultures, equity and the environment. Our readership is from the very young to the very mature. We are privileged to have the opportunity to live among beautiful and vibrant cultures and we strive to bring an honest and authentic perspective from the First Peoples to our readership. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission inspired Indigenous and non-indigenous people throughout Canada and its call to action provided the impetus that brought our group of like minded individuals together in 2015. The TRC devotes two entire sections to Media and Education. Canoe Kids is our effort to embrace the TRC message. Concept: Canoe Kids is an eight-year project that will produce 24 volumes commencing with our first edition released in January 2016. We endeavour to provide authentic and empowering materials in an inspiring way. Canoe Kids is photojournalism based with full colour pictures and illustrations accompanied by poetry, art, recipes, stories, and editorial content that showcase cultures whose time stretches through prior millennium but are also well anchored in the present. There is so much to learn when you have the opportunity to live in communities for months at a time and listen to the elders/knowledge keepers and join in the community. Canoe Kids shares this journey so that the reader can experience and learn about these extraordinary Peoples and cultures first hand. We always start by seeking permissions and fostering relationships in the communities we visit. We commenced by requesting contact with the Grand Chief, Chief of the Council and members of the education facilities and language and culture centres. These contacts and discussions led to relationships within the community. Respecting this process provides the opportunity for us to learn. Canoe Kids is simply a reflection of our learning. We are members of the Canadian Association of Journalists and believe in the ethics and responsibilities of journalism. This follows our commitment to create cultural and environmental awareness especially from remote locations. Timing: North America, (Turtle Island) is experiencing an awakening and embracing of First Nations cultures. We focus on the extraordinary depth of traditional knowledge especially as related to the environment and culture. Cultural and environmental awareness is a common discussion now and so the timing for our publication is fortunate. Mark Twain said “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” People may not be able to travel to remote places but creating content with the cultures of these areas allows information to travel to the reader. If the materials are authentic, inspiring, accurate and pertinent then awareness is expanded. Expanded awareness helps shape dialogue and dialogue can lead to action and action can lead to environmental and cultural acceptance and change. This is precisely what we wish to help foster with Canoe Kids.

ONE EDITION FOR ALL AGES

READ TOGETHER  -   LEARN TOGETHER   -  HAVE FUN TOGETHER

This inclusive concept is truly an Indigenous way of being.

Indigenous communities have always included the little ones in their circles and talk and teach to them in the same way they talk and teach to young adults and adults. The views of the children are valued and respected. Learning and having fun are for family and community together. We decided to follow that inclusive way of life for the layout of the book.

 

 Rather than create editions for different age groups we decided to have one book for all ages. We wanted one book for the family so that parents can read to their children from the same book that the children have fun with in the Fun Zone. We wanted the same book to be a resource for learning and a resource for educating too. We have download-able teacher and library guides and KIDS activity booklets that are designed for educators, kids and parents too.

 

Canoe Kids is a book that we hope you will keep. The information, stories and pictures are timeless and will never feel old. The stories are already thousands of years old and they are as relevant now (perhaps more so) than ever before. As your collection grows each new and past edition can be enjoyed, re-read and shared by new family, students and acquaintances.  Our team doesn't just travel and spend a few days in each location. We spend months on location and build real relationships. That means that the materials you read are not only the result of exhaustive work but also of the care and closeness of the friendships made within the community by the Canoe Kids staff. This, we believe, is much more than  just reporting. This is our mission and lives too, and we are thrilled to have you join us on our journeys.

 

Our materials are equal parts cultural and environmental. The latter is a natural offshoot of the former as Indigenous cultures are wrapped around and through the lands and water and sky both spiritually and from a harvesting and gathering perspective. Indigenous Peoples have long been the caretakers of Mother Earth and we can all learn from these experts whose message is perhaps more relevant today than ever.

 

There are three editions per year. Each edition features Peoples from a different Nation and is approximately 130 pages (without advertising). Both print and digital versions are available. Our materials are inspiring for all ages. Come explore with us!

WHY CANOE KIDS?

Because We Are All Mother Nature's Children

Learn about and from knowledgeable voices that promote understanding of

Mother Earth, cultural diversity ... and have fun too :-)

 

A WORLD OF CULTURE

 

Authentic Indigenous Voices Take You On Extraordinary Explorations
Of Learning & Fun

 

 

Haida - Inuit - Inca (Quechua) - Haudenosaunee - Cree - Maori - Blackfoot
- Mi’kmaq - Celt - Dakota - Apache - Seminole - Comanche -  Ute
- Lanape (Delaware) - Shawnee - Mayan - Sami (Laplander) - Shoshone - Pawnee

 

 

THE VESSELS

CANOES, KAYAKS, SLEDS, DUGOUTS AND MORE

 

THE STORIES

THE CULTURE - THE TEACHINGS - THE LEARNING

 

MOTHER EARTH

Canoe Kids News

Canoe Kids was evaluated and recommended by ERAC. Review ERAC evaluation please click here.

Canoe Kids News for the New Year:

 

Canoe Kids has Grown: Canoe Kids has been embraced by thousands of schools and libraries in every province and territory in Canada. We have also fostered a relationship with Indie Bookstores to make Canoe Kids available to the general public. Canoe Kids is now displayed and/or listed in almost 600 Indie bookstores.

 

New Announcement for Teachers: Digital distribution for every computer,laptop,white-board and tablet school-wide/teacher wide/student wide. We have commenced a program to distribute school and school-board wide. These digital copies are permanent licenses, one small fee and are unlocked and take advantage of recent technology for the visual and hearing impaired. Click on the digital school house below for more information.

 

We appreciate the huge support the Canoe Kids has received. We look forward to creating more editions and will strive to continue to earn your support.  Please let us know if you have any suggestions or comments. Your thoughts are appreciated and welcomed. Let us know your thoughts at suggestions@canoekids.com

 

A note to our customers. We have offered a drum kit to support our Drum Story book and movie. We are no longer handling the drum kit. If any one wishes drum kits please contact canoe kids and we will refer you to the supplier who will continue to market them.

 

Best Regards and a big thank you from The Canoe Kids Team

 

The Canoe Kids Store

Print and digital editions, books and movies

 

 

THE FOLKS AT CANOE KIDS

General use email:
info@canoekids.com

Teacher/librarian and education:
edu@canoekids.com

Feedback and suggestions:

suggestions@canoekids.com

Order inquiries:

orderdesk@canoekids.com

Wholesale inquiries:

wholesale@canoekids.com

Distributor inquiries:

distributor@canoekids.com

Kelly Brownbill 

Senior Editor & Cultural Advisor

kelly@canoekids.com

 

 

Kelly Brownbill’s spirit name, Wabunnoongakekwe, means Woman Who Comes from the East and she is proud to be Wabizhashi Dodem, Marten Clan.  She is a member of the Flat Bay community of the Mi’kmaq Nation in Newfoundland.

As an educator on Aboriginal issues, she has conducted countless cultural awareness training sessions across a broad range of service sectors including key staff from both the provincial and federal governments.  She has worked extensively with teachers and staff, both in the education and child welfare sectors.  The birth of Canoe Kids means she will finally have somewhere to point people struggling to find authentic and appropriate information on Indigenous Peoples.

 

Having raised a daughter in the public school system, she has been frustrated repeatedly over the misrepresentation of her culture, and the misinformation that perpetuates stereotypical images.  Her wish is that teachers finally feel like someone has their backs when it comes to portraying Indigenous Peoples as foundational to our global cultures today.

 Kelly honors the wisdom and vision of her elders, both here and in the spirit realm, and acknowledges their guidance.  She continues to seek their assistance with her ongoing journey.  For more information, please visit www.kellybrownbill.com.

 

Kevin Milne

Journalist, editor and Media Lead

kevin@canoekids.com

 

 

Kevin is a photojournalist, journalist, author and documentary film maker. Kevin has filmed throughout the Americas. Cultural studies through media is his passion.

 

A continually learning student of media, Kevin is at home with digital and videography and is often immersed in all things Adobe.

 

Kevin is a human rights and environmental rights advocate and believes they are in fact the same thing.

 

Kevin has explored, camped, hiked, canoed, kayaked, motorcycled and parachuted in the arctic, rain forests, deserts, mountains and works to make sure his grand children can do the same.

 

Field research and writing is another passion for Kevin. Having an opportunity to work with people to help them write their truths is an ultimate reward.

 

Glen Woolner

Editor and Management Consultant

glen@canoekids.com

Glen has devoted many years to education and environmental fields. Glen focuses on editing, administration and consulting.

 

Glen is active in many pro-education and environmental groups and his expertise is an invaluable part of The Canoe Kid's team.

 

Canoe Kids: Our Journey 

As we travel to explore and learn from different communities we have learned one fact that is as certain as the sun rising in the east. That fact is that while each of the cultures we learn from are different in many ways, they also share one affinity that is incontestable. We refer here to our connection with nature and the precept that we are all in partnership with the land, water and all the creatures and plants. We must all be good stewards working in concert with nature. Canoe Kids is a celebration of both the differences and similarities among Indigenous cultures. We are very thankful to our customers and distributors across Canada and the US too. Canoe Kids has been embraced and we have now reprinted all of our editions because of demand. We have also listened to our readers and increased the thickness of our cover and also laminated the cover but in a way that the editions are still professionally "perfect bound"
Teach Us With Culture And We Can Learn About Canoe Kids: Inspiration: Teach Me With Culture And I will Learn… (from the James Bay Cree education statement) Canoe Kids is about cultures, equity and the environment. Our readership is from the very young to the very mature. We are privileged to have the opportunity to live among beautiful and vibrant cultures and we strive to bring an honest and authentic perspective from the First Peoples to our readership. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission inspired Indigenous and non-indigenous people throughout Canada and its call to action provided the impetus that brought our group of like minded individuals together in 2015. The TRC devotes two entire sections to Media and Education. Canoe Kids is our effort to embrace the TRC message. Concept: Canoe Kids is an eight-year project that will produce 24 volumes commencing with our first edition released in January 2016. We endeavour to provide authentic and empowering materials in an inspiring way. Canoe Kids is photojournalism based with full colour pictures and illustrations accompanied by poetry, art, recipes, stories, and editorial content that showcase cultures whose time stretches through prior millennium but are also well anchored in the present. There is so much to learn when you have the opportunity to live in communities for months at a time and listen to the elders/knowledge keepers and join in the community. Canoe Kids shares this journey so that the reader can experience and learn about these extraordinary Peoples and cultures first hand. We always start by seeking permissions and fostering relationships in the communities we visit. We commenced by requesting contact with the Grand Chief, Chief of the Council and members of the education facilities and language and culture centres. These contacts and discussions led to relationships within the community. Respecting this process provides the opportunity for us to learn. Canoe Kids is simply a reflection of our learning. We are members of the Canadian Association of Journalists and believe in the ethics and responsibilities of journalism. This follows our commitment to create cultural and environmental awareness especially from remote locations. Timing: North America, (Turtle Island) is experiencing an awakening and embracing of First Nations cultures. We focus on the extraordinary depth of traditional knowledge especially as related to the environment and culture. Cultural and environmental awareness is a common discussion now and so the timing for our publication is fortunate. Mark Twain said “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” People may not be able to travel to remote places but creating content with the cultures of these areas allows information to travel to the reader. If the materials are authentic, inspiring, accurate and pertinent then awareness is expanded. Expanded awareness helps shape dialogue and dialogue can lead to action and action can lead to environmental and cultural acceptance and change. This is precisely what we wish to help foster with Canoe Kids.
Canoe Kids News

Canoe Kids: Our Journey 

As we travel to explore and learn from different communities we have learned one fact that is as certain as the sun rising in the east. That fact is that while each of the cultures we learn from are different in many ways, they also share one affinity that is incontestable. We refer here to our connection with nature and the precept that we are all in partnership with the land, water and all the creatures and plants. We must all be good stewards working in concert with nature. Canoe Kids is a celebration of both the differences and similarities among Indigenous cultures. We are very thankful to our customers and distributors across Canada and the US too. Canoe Kids has been embraced and we have now reprinted all of our editions because of demand. We have also listened to our readers and increased the thickness of our cover and also laminated the cover but in a way that the editions are still professionally "perfect bound"
Teach Us With Culture And We Can Learn About Canoe Kids: Inspiration: Teach Me With Culture And I will Learn… (from the James Bay Cree education statement) Canoe Kids is about cultures, equity and the environment. Our readership is from the very young to the very mature. We are privileged to have the opportunity to live among beautiful and vibrant cultures and we strive to bring an honest and authentic perspective from the First Peoples to our readership. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission inspired Indigenous and non-indigenous people throughout Canada and its call to action provided the impetus that brought our group of like minded individuals together in 2015. The TRC devotes two entire sections to Media and Education. Canoe Kids is our effort to embrace the TRC message. Concept: Canoe Kids is an eight-year project that will produce 24 volumes commencing with our first edition released in January 2016. We endeavour to provide authentic and empowering materials in an inspiring way. Canoe Kids is photojournalism based with full colour pictures and illustrations accompanied by poetry, art, recipes, stories, and editorial content that showcase cultures whose time stretches through prior millennium but are also well anchored in the present. There is so much to learn when you have the opportunity to live in communities for months at a time and listen to the elders/knowledge keepers and join in the community. Canoe Kids shares this journey so that the reader can experience and learn about these extraordinary Peoples and cultures first hand. We always start by seeking permissions and fostering relationships in the communities we visit. We commenced by requesting contact with the Grand Chief, Chief of the Council and members of the education facilities and language and culture centres. These contacts and discussions led to relationships within the community. Respecting this process provides the opportunity for us to learn. Canoe Kids is simply a reflection of our learning. We are members of the Canadian Association of Journalists and believe in the ethics and responsibilities of journalism. This follows our commitment to create cultural and environmental awareness especially from remote locations. Timing: North America, (Turtle Island) is experiencing an awakening and embracing of First Nations cultures. We focus on the extraordinary depth of traditional knowledge especially as related to the environment and culture. Cultural and environmental awareness is a common discussion now and so the timing for our publication is fortunate. Mark Twain said “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” People may not be able to travel to remote places but creating content with the cultures of these areas allows information to travel to the reader. If the materials are authentic, inspiring, accurate and pertinent then awareness is expanded. Expanded awareness helps shape dialogue and dialogue can lead to action and action can lead to environmental and cultural acceptance and change. This is precisely what we wish to help foster with Canoe Kids.
Canoe Kids News

Canoe Kids: Our Journey 

As we travel to explore and learn from different communities we have learned one fact that is as certain as the sun rising in the east. That fact is that while each of the cultures we learn from are different in many ways, they also share one affinity that is incontestable. We refer here to our connection with nature and the precept that we are all in partnership with the land, water and all the creatures and plants. We must all be good stewards working in concert with nature. Canoe Kids is a celebration of both the differences and similarities among Indigenous cultures. We are very thankful to our customers and distributors across Canada and the US too. Canoe Kids has been embraced and we have now reprinted all of our editions because of demand. We have also listened to our readers and increased the thickness of our cover and also laminated the cover but in a way that the editions are still professionally "perfect bound"
Teach Us With Culture And We Can Learn About Canoe Kids: Inspiration: Teach Me With Culture And I will Learn… (from the James Bay Cree education statement) Canoe Kids is about cultures, equity and the environment. Our readership is from the very young to the very mature. We are privileged to have the opportunity to live among beautiful and vibrant cultures and we strive to bring an honest and authentic perspective from the First Peoples to our readership. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission inspired Indigenous and non-indigenous people throughout Canada and its call to action provided the impetus that brought our group of like minded individuals together in 2015. The TRC devotes two entire sections to Media and Education. Canoe Kids is our effort to embrace the TRC message. Concept: Canoe Kids is an eight-year project that will produce 24 volumes commencing with our first edition released in January 2016. We endeavour to provide authentic and empowering materials in an inspiring way. Canoe Kids is photojournalism based with full colour pictures and illustrations accompanied by poetry, art, recipes, stories, and editorial content that showcase cultures whose time stretches through prior millennium but are also well anchored in the present. There is so much to learn when you have the opportunity to live in communities for months at a time and listen to the elders/knowledge keepers and join in the community. Canoe Kids shares this journey so that the reader can experience and learn about these extraordinary Peoples and cultures first hand. We always start by seeking permissions and fostering relationships in the communities we visit. We commenced by requesting contact with the Grand Chief, Chief of the Council and members of the education facilities and language and culture centres. These contacts and discussions led to relationships within the community. Respecting this process provides the opportunity for us to learn. Canoe Kids is simply a reflection of our learning. We are members of the Canadian Association of Journalists and believe in the ethics and responsibilities of journalism. This follows our commitment to create cultural and environmental awareness especially from remote locations. Timing: North America, (Turtle Island) is experiencing an awakening and embracing of First Nations cultures. We focus on the extraordinary depth of traditional knowledge especially as related to the environment and culture. Cultural and environmental awareness is a common discussion now and so the timing for our publication is fortunate. Mark Twain said “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” People may not be able to travel to remote places but creating content with the cultures of these areas allows information to travel to the reader. If the materials are authentic, inspiring, accurate and pertinent then awareness is expanded. Expanded awareness helps shape dialogue and dialogue can lead to action and action can lead to environmental and cultural acceptance and change. This is precisely what we wish to help foster with Canoe Kids.
Canoe Kids News
Canoe Kids: Our Journey 

As we travel to explore and learn from different communities we have learned one fact that is as certain as the sun rising in the east. That fact is that while each of the cultures we learn from are different in many ways, they also share one affinity that is incontestable. We refer here to our connection with nature and the precept that we are all in partnership with the land, water and all the creatures and plants. We must all be good stewards working in concert with nature. Canoe Kids is a celebration of both the differences and similarities among Indigenous cultures. We are very thankful to our customers and distributors across Canada and the US too. Canoe Kids has been embraced and we have now reprinted all of our editions because of demand. We have also listened to our readers and increased the thickness of our cover and also laminated the cover but in a way that the editions are still professionally "perfect bound"
Teach Us With Culture And We Can Learn About Canoe Kids: Inspiration: Teach Me With Culture And I will Learn… (from the James Bay Cree education statement) Canoe Kids is about cultures, equity and the environment. Our readership is from the very young to the very mature. We are privileged to have the opportunity to live among beautiful and vibrant cultures and we strive to bring an honest and authentic perspective from the First Peoples to our readership. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission inspired Indigenous and non-indigenous people throughout Canada and its call to action provided the impetus that brought our group of like minded individuals together in 2015. The TRC devotes two entire sections to Media and Education. Canoe Kids is our effort to embrace the TRC message. Concept: Canoe Kids is an eight-year project that will produce 24 volumes commencing with our first edition released in January 2016. We endeavour to provide authentic and empowering materials in an inspiring way. Canoe Kids is photojournalism based with full colour pictures and illustrations accompanied by poetry, art, recipes, stories, and editorial content that showcase cultures whose time stretches through prior millennium but are also well anchored in the present. There is so much to learn when you have the opportunity to live in communities for months at a time and listen to the elders/knowledge keepers and join in the community. Canoe Kids shares this journey so that the reader can experience and learn about these extraordinary Peoples and cultures first hand. We always start by seeking permissions and fostering relationships in the communities we visit. We commenced by requesting contact with the Grand Chief, Chief of the Council and members of the education facilities and language and culture centres. These contacts and discussions led to relationships within the community. Respecting this process provides the opportunity for us to learn. Canoe Kids is simply a reflection of our learning. We are members of the Canadian Association of Journalists and believe in the ethics and responsibilities of journalism. This follows our commitment to create cultural and environmental awareness especially from remote locations. Timing: North America, (Turtle Island) is experiencing an awakening and embracing of First Nations cultures. We focus on the extraordinary depth of traditional knowledge especially as related to the environment and culture. Cultural and environmental awareness is a common discussion now and so the timing for our publication is fortunate. Mark Twain said “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” People may not be able to travel to remote places but creating content with the cultures of these areas allows information to travel to the reader. If the materials are authentic, inspiring, accurate and pertinent then awareness is expanded. Expanded awareness helps shape dialogue and dialogue can lead to action and action can lead to environmental and cultural acceptance and change. This is precisely what we wish to help foster with Canoe Kids.
Canoe Kids News
Canoe Kids: Our Journey 

As we travel to explore and learn from different communities we have learned one fact that is as certain as the sun rising in the east. That fact is that while each of the cultures we learn from are different in many ways, they also share one affinity that is incontestable. We refer here to our connection with nature and the precept that we are all in partnership with the land, water and all the creatures and plants. We must all be good stewards working in concert with nature. Canoe Kids is a celebration of both the differences and similarities among Indigenous cultures. We are very thankful to our customers and distributors across Canada and the US too. Canoe Kids has been embraced and we have now reprinted all of our editions because of demand. We have also listened to our readers and increased the thickness of our cover and also laminated the cover but in a way that the editions are still professionally "perfect bound"
Teach Us With Culture And We Can Learn About Canoe Kids: Inspiration: Teach Me With Culture And I will Learn… (from the James Bay Cree education statement) Canoe Kids is about cultures, equity and the environment. Our readership is from the very young to the very mature. We are privileged to have the opportunity to live among beautiful and vibrant cultures and we strive to bring an honest and authentic perspective from the First Peoples to our readership. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission inspired Indigenous and non-indigenous people throughout Canada and its call to action provided the impetus that brought our group of like minded individuals together in 2015. The TRC devotes two entire sections to Media and Education. Canoe Kids is our effort to embrace the TRC message. Concept: Canoe Kids is an eight-year project that will produce 24 volumes commencing with our first edition released in January 2016. We endeavour to provide authentic and empowering materials in an inspiring way. Canoe Kids is photojournalism based with full colour pictures and illustrations accompanied by poetry, art, recipes, stories, and editorial content that showcase cultures whose time stretches through prior millennium but are also well anchored in the present. There is so much to learn when you have the opportunity to live in communities for months at a time and listen to the elders/knowledge keepers and join in the community. Canoe Kids shares this journey so that the reader can experience and learn about these extraordinary Peoples and cultures first hand. We always start by seeking permissions and fostering relationships in the communities we visit. We commenced by requesting contact with the Grand Chief, Chief of the Council and members of the education facilities and language and culture centres. These contacts and discussions led to relationships within the community. Respecting this process provides the opportunity for us to learn. Canoe Kids is simply a reflection of our learning. We are members of the Canadian Association of Journalists and believe in the ethics and responsibilities of journalism. This follows our commitment to create cultural and environmental awareness especially from remote locations. Timing: North America, (Turtle Island) is experiencing an awakening and embracing of First Nations cultures. We focus on the extraordinary depth of traditional knowledge especially as related to the environment and culture. Cultural and environmental awareness is a common discussion now and so the timing for our publication is fortunate. Mark Twain said “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” People may not be able to travel to remote places but creating content with the cultures of these areas allows information to travel to the reader. If the materials are authentic, inspiring, accurate and pertinent then awareness is expanded. Expanded awareness helps shape dialogue and dialogue can lead to action and action can lead to environmental and cultural acceptance and change. This is precisely what we wish to help foster with Canoe Kids.
Canoe Kids News
Canoe Kids: Our Journey 

As we travel to explore and learn from different communities we have learned one fact that is as certain as the sun rising in the east. That fact is that while each of the cultures we learn from are different in many ways, they also share one affinity that is incontestable. We refer here to our connection with nature and the precept that we are all in partnership with the land, water and all the creatures and plants. We must all be good stewards working in concert with nature. Canoe Kids is a celebration of both the differences and similarities among Indigenous cultures. We are very thankful to our customers and distributors across Canada and the US too. Canoe Kids has been embraced and we have now reprinted all of our editions because of demand. We have also listened to our readers and increased the thickness of our cover and also laminated the cover but in a way that the editions are still professionally "perfect bound"
Teach Us With Culture And We Can Learn About Canoe Kids: Inspiration: Teach Me With Culture And I will Learn… (from the James Bay Cree education statement) Canoe Kids is about cultures, equity and the environment. Our readership is from the very young to the very mature. We are privileged to have the opportunity to live among beautiful and vibrant cultures and we strive to bring an honest and authentic perspective from the First Peoples to our readership. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission inspired Indigenous and non-indigenous people throughout Canada and its call to action provided the impetus that brought our group of like minded individuals together in 2015. The TRC devotes two entire sections to Media and Education. Canoe Kids is our effort to embrace the TRC message. Concept: Canoe Kids is an eight-year project that will produce 24 volumes commencing with our first edition released in January 2016. We endeavour to provide authentic and empowering materials in an inspiring way. Canoe Kids is photojournalism based with full colour pictures and illustrations accompanied by poetry, art, recipes, stories, and editorial content that showcase cultures whose time stretches through prior millennium but are also well anchored in the present. There is so much to learn when you have the opportunity to live in communities for months at a time and listen to the elders/knowledge keepers and join in the community. Canoe Kids shares this journey so that the reader can experience and learn about these extraordinary Peoples and cultures first hand. We always start by seeking permissions and fostering relationships in the communities we visit. We commenced by requesting contact with the Grand Chief, Chief of the Council and members of the education facilities and language and culture centres. These contacts and discussions led to relationships within the community. Respecting this process provides the opportunity for us to learn. Canoe Kids is simply a reflection of our learning. We are members of the Canadian Association of Journalists and believe in the ethics and responsibilities of journalism. This follows our commitment to create cultural and environmental awareness especially from remote locations. Timing: North America, (Turtle Island) is experiencing an awakening and embracing of First Nations cultures. We focus on the extraordinary depth of traditional knowledge especially as related to the environment and culture. Cultural and environmental awareness is a common discussion now and so the timing for our publication is fortunate. Mark Twain said “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” People may not be able to travel to remote places but creating content with the cultures of these areas allows information to travel to the reader. If the materials are authentic, inspiring, accurate and pertinent then awareness is expanded. Expanded awareness helps shape dialogue and dialogue can lead to action and action can lead to environmental and cultural acceptance and change. This is precisely what we wish to help foster with Canoe Kids.
Canoe Kids News
Canoe Kids: Our Journey 

As we travel to explore and learn from different communities we have learned one fact that is as certain as the sun rising in the east. That fact is that while each of the cultures we learn from are different in many ways, they also share one affinity that is incontestable. We refer here to our connection with nature and the precept that we are all in partnership with the land, water and all the creatures and plants. We must all be good stewards working in concert with nature. Canoe Kids is a celebration of both the differences and similarities among Indigenous cultures. We are very thankful to our customers and distributors across Canada and the US too. Canoe Kids has been embraced and we have now reprinted all of our editions because of demand. We have also listened to our readers and increased the thickness of our cover and also laminated the cover but in a way that the editions are still professionally "perfect bound"
Teach Us With Culture And We Can Learn About Canoe Kids: Inspiration: Teach Me With Culture And I will Learn… (from the James Bay Cree education statement) Canoe Kids is about cultures, equity and the environment. Our readership is from the very young to the very mature. We are privileged to have the opportunity to live among beautiful and vibrant cultures and we strive to bring an honest and authentic perspective from the First Peoples to our readership. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission inspired Indigenous and non-indigenous people throughout Canada and its call to action provided the impetus that brought our group of like minded individuals together in 2015. The TRC devotes two entire sections to Media and Education. Canoe Kids is our effort to embrace the TRC message. Concept: Canoe Kids is an eight-year project that will produce 24 volumes commencing with our first edition released in January 2016. We endeavour to provide authentic and empowering materials in an inspiring way. Canoe Kids is photojournalism based with full colour pictures and illustrations accompanied by poetry, art, recipes, stories, and editorial content that showcase cultures whose time stretches through prior millennium but are also well anchored in the present. There is so much to learn when you have the opportunity to live in communities for months at a time and listen to the elders/knowledge keepers and join in the community. Canoe Kids shares this journey so that the reader can experience and learn about these extraordinary Peoples and cultures first hand. We always start by seeking permissions and fostering relationships in the communities we visit. We commenced by requesting contact with the Grand Chief, Chief of the Council and members of the education facilities and language and culture centres. These contacts and discussions led to relationships within the community. Respecting this process provides the opportunity for us to learn. Canoe Kids is simply a reflection of our learning. We are members of the Canadian Association of Journalists and believe in the ethics and responsibilities of journalism. This follows our commitment to create cultural and environmental awareness especially from remote locations. Timing: North America, (Turtle Island) is experiencing an awakening and embracing of First Nations cultures. We focus on the extraordinary depth of traditional knowledge especially as related to the environment and culture. Cultural and environmental awareness is a common discussion now and so the timing for our publication is fortunate. Mark Twain said “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” People may not be able to travel to remote places but creating content with the cultures of these areas allows information to travel to the reader. If the materials are authentic, inspiring, accurate and pertinent then awareness is expanded. Expanded awareness helps shape dialogue and dialogue can lead to action and action can lead to environmental and cultural acceptance and change. This is precisely what we wish to help foster with Canoe Kids.
Canoe Kids News

Canoe Kids: Our Journey 

As we travel to explore and learn from different communities we have learned one fact that is as certain as the sun rising in the east. That fact is that while each of the cultures we learn from are different in many ways, they also share one affinity that is incontestable. We refer here to our connection with nature and the precept that we are all in partnership with the land, water and all the creatures and plants. We must all be good stewards working in concert with nature. Canoe Kids is a celebration of both the differences and similarities among Indigenous cultures. We are very thankful to our customers and distributors across Canada and the US too. Canoe Kids has been embraced and we have now reprinted all of our editions because of demand. We have also listened to our readers and increased the thickness of our cover and also laminated the cover but in a way that the editions are still professionally "perfect bound"
Teach Us With Culture And We Can Learn About Canoe Kids: Inspiration: Teach Me With Culture And I will Learn… (from the James Bay Cree education statement) Canoe Kids is about cultures, equity and the environment. Our readership is from the very young to the very mature. We are privileged to have the opportunity to live among beautiful and vibrant cultures and we strive to bring an honest and authentic perspective from the First Peoples to our readership. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission inspired Indigenous and non-indigenous people throughout Canada and its call to action provided the impetus that brought our group of like minded individuals together in 2015. The TRC devotes two entire sections to Media and Education. Canoe Kids is our effort to embrace the TRC message. Concept: Canoe Kids is an eight-year project that will produce 24 volumes commencing with our first edition released in January 2016. We endeavour to provide authentic and empowering materials in an inspiring way. Canoe Kids is photojournalism based with full colour pictures and illustrations accompanied by poetry, art, recipes, stories, and editorial content that showcase cultures whose time stretches through prior millennium but are also well anchored in the present. There is so much to learn when you have the opportunity to live in communities for months at a time and listen to the elders/knowledge keepers and join in the community. Canoe Kids shares this journey so that the reader can experience and learn about these extraordinary Peoples and cultures first hand. We always start by seeking permissions and fostering relationships in the communities we visit. We commenced by requesting contact with the Grand Chief, Chief of the Council and members of the education facilities and language and culture centres. These contacts and discussions led to relationships within the community. Respecting this process provides the opportunity for us to learn. Canoe Kids is simply a reflection of our learning. We are members of the Canadian Association of Journalists and believe in the ethics and responsibilities of journalism. This follows our commitment to create cultural and environmental awareness especially from remote locations. Timing: North America, (Turtle Island) is experiencing an awakening and embracing of First Nations cultures. We focus on the extraordinary depth of traditional knowledge especially as related to the environment and culture. Cultural and environmental awareness is a common discussion now and so the timing for our publication is fortunate. Mark Twain said “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” People may not be able to travel to remote places but creating content with the cultures of these areas allows information to travel to the reader. If the materials are authentic, inspiring, accurate and pertinent then awareness is expanded. Expanded awareness helps shape dialogue and dialogue can lead to action and action can lead to environmental and cultural acceptance and change. This is precisely what we wish to help foster with Canoe Kids.
Canoe Kids News

Canoe Kids: Our Journey 

As we travel to explore and learn from different communities we have learned one fact that is as certain as the sun rising in the east. That fact is that while each of the cultures we learn from are different in many ways, they also share one affinity that is incontestable. We refer here to our connection with nature and the precept that we are all in partnership with the land, water and all the creatures and plants. We must all be good stewards working in concert with nature. Canoe Kids is a celebration of both the differences and similarities among Indigenous cultures. We are very thankful to our customers and distributors across Canada and the US too. Canoe Kids has been embraced and we have now reprinted all of our editions because of demand. We have also listened to our readers and increased the thickness of our cover and also laminated the cover but in a way that the editions are still professionally "perfect bound"
Teach Us With Culture And We Can Learn About Canoe Kids: Inspiration: Teach Me With Culture And I will Learn… (from the James Bay Cree education statement) Canoe Kids is about cultures, equity and the environment. Our readership is from the very young to the very mature. We are privileged to have the opportunity to live among beautiful and vibrant cultures and we strive to bring an honest and authentic perspective from the First Peoples to our readership. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission inspired Indigenous and non-indigenous people throughout Canada and its call to action provided the impetus that brought our group of like minded individuals together in 2015. The TRC devotes two entire sections to Media and Education. Canoe Kids is our effort to embrace the TRC message. Concept: Canoe Kids is an eight-year project that will produce 24 volumes commencing with our first edition released in January 2016. We endeavour to provide authentic and empowering materials in an inspiring way. Canoe Kids is photojournalism based with full colour pictures and illustrations accompanied by poetry, art, recipes, stories, and editorial content that showcase cultures whose time stretches through prior millennium but are also well anchored in the present. There is so much to learn when you have the opportunity to live in communities for months at a time and listen to the elders/knowledge keepers and join in the community. Canoe Kids shares this journey so that the reader can experience and learn about these extraordinary Peoples and cultures first hand. We always start by seeking permissions and fostering relationships in the communities we visit. We commenced by requesting contact with the Grand Chief, Chief of the Council and members of the education facilities and language and culture centres. These contacts and discussions led to relationships within the community. Respecting this process provides the opportunity for us to learn. Canoe Kids is simply a reflection of our learning. We are members of the Canadian Association of Journalists and believe in the ethics and responsibilities of journalism. This follows our commitment to create cultural and environmental awareness especially from remote locations. Timing: North America, (Turtle Island) is experiencing an awakening and embracing of First Nations cultures. We focus on the extraordinary depth of traditional knowledge especially as related to the environment and culture. Cultural and environmental awareness is a common discussion now and so the timing for our publication is fortunate. Mark Twain said “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” People may not be able to travel to remote places but creating content with the cultures of these areas allows information to travel to the reader. If the materials are authentic, inspiring, accurate and pertinent then awareness is expanded. Expanded awareness helps shape dialogue and dialogue can lead to action and action can lead to environmental and cultural acceptance and change. This is precisely what we wish to help foster with Canoe Kids.
Canoe Kids News