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Nokomis – our grandmothers – walk to protect our water, and to protect all of us.
The dual language edition, in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) and English, of the award-winning story of a determined Ojibwe Nokomis (Grandmother) Josephine-ba Mandamin and her great love for Nibi (water). Nokomis walked to raise awareness of our need to protect Nibi for future generations, and for all life on the planet. She, along with other women, men, and youth, have walked around all the Great Lakes from the four salt waters, or oceans, to Lake Superior. The walks are full of challenges, and by her example Josephine-ba invites us all to take up our responsibility to protect our water, the giver of life, and to protect our planet for all generations.
“Josephine Mandamin has inspired countless adults to care passionately about protecting the waters of the earth. Now through Joanne Robertson's magical book, Josephine will inspire children to know they can change the world.” - Maude Barlow, The Council of Canadians and Water Activist
Written and Illustrated by Joanne Robertson
Translated by Shirley Williams and Isadore Toulouse
Published by Second Story Press in Toronto, ON
With every purchase we make a donation to #CraftChange.
All you need is glue to finish your DIY Paper Kit and you can get it here!
Recommended by the maker (Low Poly Crafts).
Bottle is 4 fl oz (118 mL).
Warning: This is not a toy. Keep out of the reach of young children.
Supplied by Low Poly Crafts in Ottawa, Ontario.
This Ottawa-Gatineau Word Map Postcard is a mini version of the Ottawa-Gatineau typographic map print. It shows the landmarks and neighbourhoods of the National Capital Region - including the Rideau Canal, Byward Market, Lowertown, Hintonburg, Hull, Old Ottawa South, etc.
The perfect local memento to send loved ones far away!
Dimensions: 4" x 6"
Made by Alexandre Laquerre in Ottawa, Ontario.
You can represent your hood with one of these cool satin finish stickers. Each one inspired by the old 1950s Ottawa Acorn Street Name Signs.
Sticker measurement approx 4" x 2"
Made by Damn Fine Prints in Ottawa, Ontario.
"Ottawa Rewind: A Book of Curios And Mysteries" is as much a mystery as a history book. Whimsical and researched, it is the creative work of a restless and curios mind.
Andrew King is an artist, cartoonist and detective. The detective part doesn’t get mentioned often, but Andrew is a history sleuth, someone who loves to solve historical mysteries. Where exactly is the first house built in Ottawa? Was there really a nuclear reactor once at Tunney’s Pasture? And what in the world happened to Ottawa’s once famous tiki bar at the Talisman Inn?
Andrew has been seeking answers to questions like these since launching the popular website Ottawa Rewind in 2013. In Ottawa Rewind Andrew has set out to find the location of shipwrecks in the Ottawa River, the playboy bunnies that once worked the Riverside Hotel in Vanier and every last Free Mason or Knight Templar symbol built into Canada’s Parliament Buildings.
Measures 6" x 9" / 137 pages
Author: Andrew King
Distributed by Ottawa Press and Publishing in Ottawa, ON.
Hold your place in the book you're reading with an adorable stamped spoon bookmark!
These antique, upcycled tea spoons have been hand-stamped, bent and made new again.
Made by Infinite Purpose Jewelry in Ottawa, Ontario.
Because this item is handcrafted, slight variations are to be expected and admired.
A is for Arctic, B is for Beaver, C is for... Canada! What better way to learn the alphabet than with this gorgeous, colourful book. This book pairs perfectly with the Canada 123 book.
Measures 22 cm x 22cm x 2 cm, 30 pages
Made by Paul Covello, an illustrator and designer from Toronto, Ontario.
This postcard features the perfect poutine (la poutine parfaite)! The beautiful old-school design shows the three simple ingredients that make it so delicious: crispy french fries, cheese curds, and brown gravy. Are you hungry? I'm hungry.
Postcard size: 4" x 6" (10 x 15 cm)
Made by Whaaat? Studio in Ottawa, Ontario.
Show someone you're thinking of them by sending them a "You're Great" postcard! You're GREAT. Get it? It features a beautiful vintage map of the Great Lakes in the background.
All postcards are hand printed by Kid Icarus in Toronto, Ontario.