Canadian, Aboriginal

Loyie, Larry with Constance Brissendon. Illustrator/ Heather D. Holmlund. 2002. As Long As the River Flows. Groundwood Books. ISBN: 0-88899-696-9
Age: 8+
Language: English
Subject: Children, Youth, Adult; Non-Fiction; Autobiography; Cree

This is the story of the last summer for a young First Nations boy before he is sent to residential school. It includes the story of how Larry’s grandmother kills a grizzly bear with one bullet.

Canadian, Aboriginal

Loyie, Larry Oskiniko & Vera Manuel. 1998. Two Plays About Residential School. Living Tradition Writers Group. ISBN: 0-9683593- 0-2
Age: 16+
Language: English
Subject: Adult; Plays; Multiple Nations

This contains two plays about residential school. The first is Ora Pro Nobis (Pray for Us) by Larry Loyie. The second is Strength of Indian Women by Vera Manuel.


Mackenzie, Nancy. 1987. Peter’s Birthday. Edmonton, AB: Reidmore Books.
ISBN: 0-919091-26-1
Age: 5 - 8
Language: English
Subject: Children; Fiction; Multiple Nations

At Peter's birthday party, children play games, eat bannock, hot dogs, cake and ice-cream, then go for a snowmobile ride to the winter carnival. There they go skating and snowshoe racing and have a marshmallow roast by the campfire. Peter tells his grandmother that his birthday wish for a special day has come true.