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Spirit Bear: Fishing for Knowledge, Catching Dreams
Based on a True Story
By (author): Cindy Blackstock Illustrated by: Amanda Strong
9781775191421 Paperback, Picture book English Juvenile: Age (years) from 6 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / General Nov 29, 2018
$15.00 CAD
Active 8.2 x 8.1 x 0.2 in | 160 gr 52 pages First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada

Spirit Bear: Fishing for Knowledge, Catching Dreams is the 2nd book in the Spirit Bear series.  

Spirit Bear is off on another adventure! Follow him as he learns about traditional knowledge and Residential Schools from Uncle Huckleberry and his friend, Lak'insxw, before heading to Algonquin territory, where children teach him about Shannen's Dream. Spirit Bear and his new friends won't stop until Shannen's Dream of "safe and comfy schools" comes true for every First Nations student.

Learning Guide
Spirit Bear is pawsitively thrilled about his Learning Guide to accompany Spirit Bear: Fishing for Knowledge, Catching Dreams. The guide supports families, educators, and communities in using Spirit Bear's book to teach about equity, reconciliation, and how kids can make a difference.




Winner of the 2019-2020 First Nations Communities Reads and Periodical Marketers of Canada Indigenous Literature Award! 

Did you know? All proceeds from the Spirit Bear book series support children and youth reconciliation initiatives! 


Cindy Blackstock:
A member of the Gitksan First Nation, Cindy has been working for First Nations children for over 25 years, first as child welfare worker and now as the Executive Director of the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society and Professor of Social Work at McGill University. In case you haven't guessed, she is also the real-life inspiration behind Spirit Bear's fashion-loving friend, Cindy the Sheep!

Amanda Strong:
Amanda is a Michif filmmaker, media artist, and stop motion artist currently based out of the unceded Coast Salish territory also known as Vancouver. Amanda's work explores ideas of blood memory and Indigenous ideology. Her films have screened internationally, most notably at Cannes, the Toronto International Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival, and the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Amanda has received numerous awards for her work, including the K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Film and Video, the Vancouver Mayors Arts Awards for Emerging Film and Media Artist, and the Clyde Gilmour Technicolor Award, selected by Alanis Obomsawin.



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