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HighWater Press publishes authentic Indigenous-authored stories. These captivating, groundbreaking and awardwinning books will challenge and engage readers of all ages.

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All for One
By (author): Shelley Moore
ISBN: 9781553798842
Publisher: Portage & Main
Pages: 200
Price: $29.00
All for One tells the story of how some teachers, a couple of school districts and many families, came together to change the Individual Education Plan (IEP) narrative and design a plan for learning that meets the needs of an individual student, with the goal of increasing the places where students can be meaningfully included.
The Wolf Mother
By (author): Hetxw'ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson)   Illustrated by: Natasha Donovan
ISBN: 9781553799788
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
Pages: 32
Price: $23.00
Follow along as award-winning author Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson) introduces young readers to a pack of gray wolves, including a striking black female pup. Will the young wolf’s bold spirit help her find a new pack of her very own?
Spílǝxm
By (author): Nicola I. Campbell
ISBN: 9781553799351
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
Pages: 200
Price: $32.00
In this extraordinary memoir, best-selling author Nicola I. Campbell deftly weaves firsthand memory, rich poetry, and vivid prose into a tapestry of what it means to be an intergenerational survivor of Indian Residential Schools and a member of the seventh generation.
Jigging for Halibut with Tsinii
By (author)s: Sara Florence Davidson, Robert Davidson   Illustrated by: Janine Gibbons
ISBN: 9781553799818
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
Pages: 40
Price: $21.95
Off the northern tip of Haida Gwaii, a boy goes fishing with his tsinii, his grandfather. As they watch the weather, jig for halibut, and row with the tides, there’s more to learn from Tsinii than how to catch a fish.
Learning to Carve Argillite
By (author)s: Sara Florence Davidson, Robert Davidson   Illustrated by: Janine Gibbons
ISBN: 9781553799849
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
Pages: 32
Price: $21.95
Based on the author's own childhood experiences with tsinii (his grandfather), this story highlights intergenerational knowledge and authentic learning experiences.
Sugar Falls
By (author): David A. Robertson   Illustrated by: Scott B. Henderson   Inked or colored by: Donovan Yaciuk   Foreword by: Senator Murray Sinclair   Afterword by: Betty Ross
ISBN: 9781553799757
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
Pages: 48
Price: $21.95

Inspired by true events, this story of strength, family, and culture shares the awe-inspiring resilience of Elder Betty Ross. The full-color 10th-anniversary edition includes a foreword by Senator Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and a touching afterword from Elder Betty Ross herself.

We Dream Medicine Dreams
By (author): Lisa Boivin
ISBN: 9781553799870
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
Pages: 48
Price: $21.95
Masterful prose and stunning collage by Dene artist and bioethicist Lisa Boivin weave a gentle story about life and death that will touch the hearts of children and adults alike.
Road Allowance Era
By (author): Katherena Vermette   Illustrated by: Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk
ISBN: 9781553799306
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
Pages: 48
Price: $19.95
A teenage girl travels back and forth through time on the Canadian Prairies.
The Frog Mother
By (author): Hetxw'ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson)   Illustrated by: Natasha Donovan
ISBN: 9781553799016
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
Pages: 32
Price: $23.00
Science comes alive in vivid illustrations that explore the life cycle of frogs.
Stand Like a Cedar
By (author): Nicola I. Campbell   Illustrated by: Carrielynn Victor
ISBN: 9781553799214
Publisher: Portage & Main
Pages: 32
Price: $19.95
Children and adults explore the West Coast landscape, where they encounter various animals who share their names in Nle7kepmxcín or Halq'emeylem, along with teachings about our place in the world.
Breakdown
By (author): David A. Robertson   Illustrated by: Scott B. Henderson
ISBN: 9781553798903
Publisher: Portage & Main
Pages: 64
Price: $21.95
Acclaimed writer David A. Robertson, author of the Governor General’s Award–winning When We Were Alone, delivers suspense, adventure and humour in this stunningly illustrated graphic novel continuation of The Reckoner trilogy.
From the Roots Up
By (author): Tasha Spillett   Illustrated by: Natasha Donovan
ISBN: 9781553798989
Publisher: Portage & Main
Pages: 64
Price: $19.95
In this sequel to Surviving the City, Dez is grieving her grandmother's death. With nowhere else to go, she’s living in a group home. On top of everything else, Dez is navigating her identity as a two-spirit person alongside a new relationship. Unfortunately, Miikwan doesn’t really understand what her best friend is going through. Will Dez be comfortable expressing her full identity? And will her community be able to celebrate her for who she is?
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