Books and Learning Guides

Since 2017, the Caring Society has published three children’s books as fun and accessible resources to teach about First Nations peoples, reconciliation, and social justice. They are written by Dr. Cindy Blackstock and beautifully illustrated by Amanda Strong from Spotted Fawn Productions.

In the first book, Spirit Bear and Children Make History, Spirit Bear tells the story about the landmark human rights case for First Nations kids and Jordan's Principle. The second book, Spirit Bear: Fishing for Knowledge, Catching Dreams, tells the story of how Spirit Bear learns about traditional Indigenous knowledge, the impacts of residential schools, and Shannen's Dream. The third and latest book, Spirit Bear: Honouring Memories, Planting Dreams, honours the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Indigenous veterans.