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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
Volume 1 The Ojibwe of
Great Spirit Island
Volume 2 The Haida of Haida Gwaii
Volume 3 The Mi'kmaq of Ktaqamkuk
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
ANCIENT & BEAUTIFUL STORIES
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!
Learn about and from knowledgeable voices that promote understanding of
Mother Earth, cultural diversity ... and have fun too :-)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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Each edition also features guest editors from the featured community. A typical edition will involve about 100 people start to finish including the graphics, authoring and editing.
While embedding within the communities we feature, we travel with and learn from elders, teachers, students, councils and community groups active in the community.
This ensures that we get our information from the people that know best....the community.
Editor and Management Consultant
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.