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10-01-2013, 09:21 AM
I'm going to link here to my reviews on my webpage (which do not contain affiliate links, so hopefully this is okay).

Books by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton (http://housefulofchaos.com/books-about-life-in-northern-canada/). These tell about an inuit woman and the residential school she went to. There is a picture book When I was Eight, and two chapter books Fatty Legs (telling basically the same story as When I was Eight) and Stranger at Home, about her return home.

The Delta is My Home by Tom McLeod and Mindy Willett is a nonfiction picture book taking place in the same town as Margaret Pokiak-Fenton went to school, but talking about life there today.

Shannen and the Dream for a School (http://housefulofchaos.com/book-review-shannen-and-the-dream-for-a-school/) - A chapter book about Attawapiskat (a community on the James Bay that has been in the news a year or so ago for their housing crisis). This tells of a girl's campaign to get a decent school.

Caribou Song (http://housefulofchaos.com/chasing-story-caribou-song-atihko-nikamon-tomson-highway/) - This one is more a story, less informative in some ways, and yet still neat. I'm linking to my review which contains links to an online copy of the word, an excerpt of a dance-show based off of it, and links to interviews of the author.

T is for Territories (http://housefulofchaos.com/t-is-for-territories/)- an alphabet book about life in Northern Canada.

I would love to hear recommendations from others. Do you know of any good books about the First Nations of Northern Canada or Alaska?

10-01-2013, 11:03 PM
Not a children's book, but for your own reading you might consider:

Solar Storms (http://www.amazon.com/Solar-Storms-Linda-Hogan/dp/0684825392/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380682947&sr=8-1&keywords=solar+storms) by Linda Hogan (http://www.amazon.com/Linda-Hogan/e/B000APQH34/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1380682947&sr=8-1)

I loved, loved, loved this book.

However, it takes place in the boundary waters between Canada and the U.S., so it's not exactly what you're looking for. I can't help but mention it anyway, though, because it is such an amazing book.