NIIWIN, which is an Ojibwa word meaning the number four, is a whimsical book about a group of Elders going berry-picking. One lady is separated from the rest and wanders off. Sensing someone behind her, she starts to chat. At the end of the day, she turns to see who she was talking to and is stunned by whom she meets.
Author Kathleen Coleclough is Metis, of Ojibwa descent. Main illustrator is David Benjoe from the Piapot First Nation, and the legends are illustrated by Kathleen's young daughters, Cynthia and Laura.
NIIWIN was short-listed for the "First Peoples Publishing Award" from the 2007 Saskatchewan Book Awards, and was a "select nominee" for the 2012-2013 First Nations Communities Read program. NIIWIN has received curriculum approval from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education for Grade 1 and 2 ELA and Core Science.
NIIWIN is 8.5" by 7", saddle-stitched soft cover, 20 printed pages with full colour illustrations. ISBN: 0-9781555-0-5
"BLACK BEAR PASTRY & OTHER DELIGHTS"
Author Kathleen Coleclough and illustrator David Benjoe team up once again to bring you "Black Bear Pastry & Other Delight". This children's picture book is based on an old recipe that sends a little boy on a quest to do something nice for his grandma. A hunting trip ensues with amusing results.
BLACK BEAR PASTRY was short-listed for the "First Peoples Publishing Award" from the 2009 Saskatchewan Book Awards, and has received curriculum approval from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education for Grade 3 and 4 Social Studies.
BLACK BEAR PASTRY is 8.5" by 7", saddle-stitched soft cover, 24 printed pages with full colour illustrations. ISBN: 978-0-9781555-1-3
"FROM MOOSE TO MOCCASINS - A Step-By-Step Guide To Traditional Hide-Tanning
FROM MOOSE TO MOCCASINS will walk you through the necessary steps to take a moose hide from the green stage to leather ready to use. Loaded with photos and useful tips, this book is a must for anyone interested in the Native American method of hide-tanning.
Author Jeff Coleclough is Metis, of Ojibwa descent. Photographer is Thomas Archer. FROM MOOSE TO MOCCASINS has received curriculum approval from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education for Grade 4 and 5 Social Studies.
FROM MOOSE TO MOCCASINS is 8.5" by 11", spiral-bound soft cover, 44 printed pages with 92 photos. ISBN: 978-0-9781555-5-1
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"The Legend Of The Dreamcatcher" by Kathleen Coleclough is currently available to schools and educators as part of Scholastic Canada's "Literacy Place For The Early Years". For details, please contact