Spirit Bear: Fishing for Knowledge, Catching Dreams

Spirit Bear is off on another adventure! Follow him as he learns about traditional knowledge and Residential Schools from Uncle Huckleberry and his friend, Lak'insxw, before heading to Algonquin territory, where children teach him about Shannen's Dream. Spirit Bear and his new friends won't stop until Shannen's Dream of "safe and comfy schools" comes true for every First Nations student.

Download a free eBook of Spirit Bear: Fishing for Knowledge, Catching Dreams

You can purchase copies in English and French from our online store or from your local bookstore!*


Learning Guide

Spirit Bear is pawsitively thrilled about his Learning Guide to accompany Spirit Bear: Fishing for Knowledge, Catching Dreams. The guide supports families, educators, and communities in using Spirit Bear's book to teach about equity, reconciliation, and how kids can make a difference. Download it for free below!


Did you know? Spirit Bear: Fishing for Knowledge, Catching Dreams was the selected title in the children's category for the First Nations Communities Read 2019-2020 and Periodical Marketers of Canada Indigenous Literature Award! 



With special thanks to Sisters of Service, Unifor, and the Canadian National (CN) Railway company for their generous support of this project. 

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