Spirit Bear's First Book

Spirit Bear released his first children's book in 2017. Written and illustrated with the help of friends Cindy Blackstock, Eddy Robinson, and Amanda Strong, Spirit Bear and Children Make History is available for a cost of $15 + tax & shipping. Order your copy through our online store or through our distributor, Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited.

Trade discounts are available to educational institutions and retail outlets through Fitzhenry & Whiteside. Please contact Sonya Gillissor Judy Ghoura at to place trade orders: 1 -800-387-9776 Ext 225 (Judy), Ext 250 (Sonya).


Wow! Indspire has endorsed Spirit Bear and Children Make History as a Successful Practice in K-12 Indigenous education! Indspire is a national Indigenous-led charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people. Indspire’s database of Successful Practices is available online at www.indspire.ca/k12-institute/


Book description:

When Spirit Bear’s mom tells him about an important human rights case happening in Ottawa, Ontario, he makes the LONG trip (by train, his favourite way to travel) to go and watch, and to stand up for First Nations kids.

And he isn’t the only one! Lots of children come too—to listen, and to show they care. Spirit Bear knows that children can change the world because he’s there to see it happen.

This is the story of how kids—kids just like you—made a difference…with a bit of help from some bears and other animals along the way!


With special thanks to Unifor (www.unifor.org) and the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) for their generous support of this project.

Read More