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And Now You Know: 50 Native American Legends

2009 John W Friesen and Virginia Lyons Friesen
Detselig Enterprises Ltd.

ISBN: 978-10593846
Before the printing press dominated the world of formal communication, families, communities, and cultures all over the world relied solely on the oral tradition to pass along revered knowledge. Much valued cultural content, particularly spiritual or historical beliefs and practices, was transmitted through legends or stories shared between generations. This responsibility rested with formally acknowledged storytellers, as well as elders. This practice was very much the case with Aboriginal tribes in North America. This collection of North American Aboriginal cultural stories represents only a small component of this vast store of oral literature, and underscores the magnitude of its scope across Native American and Canadian Aboriginal tribes. read more on the publisher’s website
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Western Canadian Native Destiny: Complex Questions on the Cultural Maze

2008 John W Friesen and Virginia Lyons Friesen
Detselig Enterprises Ltd.

ISBN: 978-1550593556
The First Nations of Canada have survived many cultural onslaughts since European contact. However, they still face a myriad of socioeconomic, educational, and legal challenges if they are to experience socioeconomic success in the twenty-first century. Read More »
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Canadian Aboriginal Art and Spirituality: A Vital Link

2006 John W Friesen and Virginia Lyons Friesen
Detselig Enterprises.

ISBN: 978-1550593044
During the late nineteenth century and most of the twentieth century, Aboriginal art, like virtually every other component of the First Nations’ lifestyle, received short shrift in Canadian historical literature. Aboriginal philosophy was mislabeled, Native culture Read More »
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First Nations in the Twenty-First Century: Contemporary Educational Frontiers

2005 John W Friesen and Virginia Lyons Friesen
Detselig Enterprises.

ISBN: 978-1550592931
As the twenty-first century gets underway, happenings in Aboriginal communities are increasingly gaining the attention of Canadians. Some headway has been made in several significant areas such as constitutional status, treat-negotiation, economic development, land claims, residential school litigation, and health and welfare. Read More »
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Legends of the Elders Series

2005 Virginia Lyons Friesen and John W Friesen
Detselig Enterprises.

ISBN: 978-1550592955
The Legends of the Elders series is comprised of four illustrated legends books accompanied by a teaching guide for teachers, homeschoolers, and parents. The stories in the series are brought to life through fun and educational lessons that have been designed specifically to promote active student participation for ease of learning. Lessons focus on particular areas of instruction such as Mathematics, Computer Research, Language Arts, and Physical education, as well as an important developmental abilities like Comprehension, Fine Motor Skills, Read More »
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Legends of the Elders Handbook for Teachers, Homeschoolers, and Parents

2005 Virginia Lyons Friesen and John W Friesen
Detselig Enterprises.

ISBN: 978-1550592818
Legends of the Elders Handbook for Teachers, Homeschoolers, and Parents is a teaching guide to accompany the original four books of the Legends series. The stories in the series are brought to life through fun and educational lessons that have been designed specifically to promote active student participation for ease of learning. Lessons focus on particular areas of instruction such as Mathematics, Computer Research, Language Arts, and Physical education, as well as an important developmental abilities like Comprehension, Fine Motor Skills, Read More »
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Even More Legends of the Elders

2005 John W Friesen and Virginia Lyons Friesen
Detselig Enterprises.

ISBN: 978-1550592801
Even More Legends of the Elders is the final volume of a collection of four Legends titles. This time, Drs. Friesen depict Native cultural legends in relation to historical events, as well as narratives that explain the natural world, thereby showing a unique point of view… Indigenous peoples are well known for being in touch with the natural world and their legends regarding how and why things are the way they are reflect this Read More »
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Still More Legends of the Elders

2005 John W Friesen and Virginia Lyons Friesen
Detselig Enterprises.

ISBN: 978-1550592795
Still More Legends of the Elders is the third in a four-volume collection of stories passed down through generations of North American First Nations. “More Legends” inspire young readers to develop said principles, while “Learning Legends” encourage them to seek understanding of the world around them. The “Trickster Legends” have the well-known mischievous character bringing a wide variety of life’s lessons to our attention through surprise and laughter. Read More »
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More Legends of the Elders

2004 John W Friesen and Virginia Lyons Friesen
Detselig Enterprises.

ISBN: 978-1550592733
Legends become so with the telling and retelling of them through many generations. Such stories entertain, enlighten, and entrance with their simplicity and clarity while giving us pause to think. In this follow-up to Legends of the Elders, John and Virginia Friesen take us further on our journey through the cultures of various North American Aboriginal tribes. Read More »
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We Are Included! The Métis People of Canada Realize Riel’s Vision

2004 John W Friesen and Virginia Lyons Friesen
Detselig Enterprises.

ISBN: 978-1550592726
The Métis people of Canada are experiencing a coming of age, a new beginning. Weary of living below the poverty level, amid poor social conditions, and with minimal educational opportunities, their leaders have finally addressed these issues with an effective voice. On September 19, 2003, they gained the legal right to be recognized as Aboriginal Read More »
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