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    Lightbulb First Nations of the North

    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. 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 - 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 - 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 - 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?
    Last edited by Christy; 10-01-2013 at 09:23 AM. Reason: adding the invitation at the end

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    Not a children's book, but for your own reading you might consider:

    Solar Storms by Linda Hogan

    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.
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