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Orca is proud to offer this collection of 13 board books, picture books, chapter books and middle-grade non-fiction by Indigenous authors and/or illustrators. In this collection, you'll find books in English as well as dual-language books in English and Plains Cree for readers from pre-K to grade 6.

Orca Digital Subscriptions are an easy and cost-effective way to provide ebooks to an entire class, school or library system on their own devices. Our digital subscriptions provide access to ebooks for an unlimited number of readers at the same time from home or school.

Books can be read online (PC/MAC) or downloaded onto a reader’s device (including smartphones). They will need to download a free online reading app if using an iOS, Android or Windows device. Instructions will be provided upon sign up.


This collection includes the following titles (listed in order of suggested audience from youngest to oldest).

Welcome Song for Baby / Ni Nikamon 'Tawâw Nipepîmis' (English & Plains Cree)
Kiss by Kiss / Ocêtôwina (English & Plains Cree)
Little You / Kîya-K'apisîsis&3238;yân Plains (English & You Plains Cree)
May We Have Enough to Share
My Heart Fills With Happiness / sâkaskinêw nitêh miywêyihtamowin ohci (English & Plains Cree)
We Sang You Home / Ka Kîweh Nikâmôstamâtinân (English & Plains Cree)
You Hold Me Up / Ki Kîhcêyimin Mâna (English & Plains Cree)
Secret of the Dance
The Littlest Sled Dog
Soapstone Signs
Soapstone Porcupine
Belle of Batoche
Powwow: A Celebration Through Song and Dance

Resources for Teachers:

Orca Book Publishers produces a number of tools and resources to help teachers, librarians, reading specialists and other education professionals enrich the teaching and learning experience.

Please visit our Teacher Resources page to access and download materials.

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Research and Support Materials:

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