Spirit Bear: Echoes of the Past

We are in the process of creating Spirit Bear: Echoes of the Past Learning Guide. Thank you so much for your patience. 

For the past 13 years, Spirit Bear has been working hard to make sure First Nations children get the help they need when they need it so they can grow up safely with their families, get a good education, and be healthy and proud of who they are. 

It's been a long journey, and Spirit Bear needs a vacation! He and his family set out for Songhees and Esquimalt territories (Victoria, British Columbia) for their holiday adventure. Along the way, they see a statue of John A. Macdonald - Canada's first Prime Minister - being removed from the steps of Victoria City Hall. Some people have signs that say, "Save the statue," and others have signs that say, "The statue must go!" Spirit Bear and his family learn why people disagree and how we can learn from the good and bad parts of history to make better decisions now and for future generations of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit kids. 

To purchase copies of Spirit Bear: Echoes of the Past, check your local bookstore!


Spirit Bear: Echoes of the Past is now available in Algonquin! Click on the link below to read and download a free electronic version of the translated book!

Algonquin Translation

Translated by Bertha Chief and Kevin Chief

Bookstores, wholesalers, educational institutions, international orders (outside Canada), or anyone who would like to place a large order (i.e., over 10 books) can contact University of Toronto Press Distribution or Ampersand Inc. 

Distribution: University of Toronto Press
www.utorontopress.ca | 1-800-565-9523

Sales: Ampersand Inc.
www.ampersandinc.ca | 1-416-703-0666


Thank you to the Sisters of Service and the NIB for their generous support!