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Shinchi's Canoe ✯ [PDF] ❤ Shinchi's Canoe By Nicola I. Campbell ✼ – Shi shi etko s'apprête à retourner au pensionnat indien pour une deuxième année cette fois ci accompagnée de son frère de six ans Shin chi Cependant comme ils y auront interdiction de se parler Shi shi etko s'apprête à retourner au pensionnat indien pour une deuxième année cette fois ci accompagnée de son frère de six ans Shin chi Cependant comme ils y auront interdiction de se parler sur le chemin à l’arrière de la camionnette à bestiaux Shi shi etko lui remet une pirogue de cèdre miniature cadeau symboliue de leur père ui représente tout ce dont Shin chi doit se souvenir et garder secret Ils ne reverront leur famille ue lorsue le saumon rouge remontera la rivière à l’été.

10 thoughts on “Shinchi's Canoe

  1. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer Krista the Krazy Kataloguer says:

    This story is a about a girl and her brother who are sent to a residential school for Native American children in Canada Like the residential schools for Native Americans in the US these schools were designed to Americanize the children separating them from their families language and culture Campbell takes the children from their home on the reservation to their journey to school in the fall through their months of separation loneliness cold and hunger to the summer when they can finally go home to their parents Unfortunately the emotional trauma which one would expect these children to experience was superficially described though the reader can certainly imagine how they must have felt The story does provide a good introduction to what life was like at these schools I wish this had been made into a novel told from alternating points of view between Shi shi etko and her brother so that their thoughts and feelings could have been described Recommended as an introduction to life at these schools

  2. Abigail Abigail says:

    In this follow up to her earlier Shi shi etko children's author Nicola I Campbell who is of Interior Salish and Metis descent returns to the residential school experience of Canada's First Nations peoples a heartbreaking process in which native children were forcibly removed from their homes and families and placed in abusive church run boarding schools As Shi Shi etko prepares to return to school for her second year her younger brother Shinchi must confront his own first year away and his impending separation from his family Riding to school in a dusty cattle truck he is reminded by his elder sister of the things he must always remember and once at school where they are not permitted to speak to one another given a little canoe to remind him of home and of their people's traditionsUnlike the previous title which confined itself to Shi shi etko's experiences leading up to her removal from home Shin chi's Canoe actually follows the children to school itself gently setting out some very un gentle realities The inhumane practices of such institutions the fact that the children were punished for speaking their own language were forbidden from communicating with their families at home or even with family members also at school; the insufficient food they were given while the adults in charge feasted on the produce of the farms run on the children's labor is set out in the story So too is the students' effort to hold onto what was good and comforting in the face of what can only be called abuseAlthough it addresses some painful aspects of history and although set in Canada it is a history that also has relevance here in the USA where similar institutions flourished Shin chi's Canoe is not unremittingly dark True it is a record of hardship and cruelty visited upon children but it is also a story of surviving such experiences I recommend it to anyone teacher or parent trying to introduce this difficult topic to younger readers

  3. Bethany Bethany says:

    Shin chi’s Canoe was written by Nicola I Campbell and illustrated by Kim LaFave The book was published in 2008 by Groundwood Books This text tells the story of a sister Shi shi etko and a brother Shin chi who leave their families to attend a church run boarding school Attending the school was reuired by law and meant the children would not have contact with their families again until summer At the Indian residential school the children would be taught European culture and would not be allowed to have any links to their home lives including speaking in their native language being called by non European names or speaking to siblings also attending the school Shi shi etko and her family try to prepare Shin chi for his first year at the school even though they do not want to be separated from each other Shin chi tries to cope with the harsh realities of school life but turns to his memories of home for comfort when he feels overwhelmed Shin chi eventually makes a friend and learns how to survive away from home until he is reunited with his family Shin chi’s Canoe explicitly educates readers about the hardships faced by Native families who were forced to send their children to boarding school The text begins with an author’s note detailing the history behind these schools and explaining some of the experiences children had at these schools Nicola Campbell makes clear the emotional and cultural devastation caused by the boarding schools in her note to her readers The text itself takes a gentler tone but still communicates the toll taken by the experience The children’s mother clearly states “My children if we could we would keep you here at home We would never ever let you go but it’s the laws that force us to send you away to residential school” The children struggle to savor last looks at their favorite landmarks and Shin chi turns to his grandfather’s prayer song and his toy canoe when he can no longer stand the isolation Through her story and the characters’ actions Campbell clearly shows us how removed students at the school feel and how their greatest comfort comes from their connection to home and to each other The plot itself is not overly tense or suspenseful but the emotional tension and drama of the children’s experiences pull readers through the story Kim LaFave’s illustrations support the emotional content of the text by contrasting light and color with shadow and gloom When the children are home even as they prepare for a sad time they are surrounded by bright colors and warmth Children being herded onto the cattle truck on their way to school are shrouded in shadows and shades of brown Nature remains in full color throughout the text as do the protagonists who weather the storm but everything associated with the institution itself remains muted and drab No characters are drawn with such singular features that they stand out dramatically from the rest – LaFave helps us understand that many many children and families are represented on these pages Shin chi’s Canoe takes on a difficult topic in an upfront way The pain and loss felt by the affected communities are clearly communicated Readers do get a “happy ending” in the children’s reunion with their families at the end of the text but they understand that the journey to this happy moment was not an easy one The protagonists are resilient but they have endured much Due to the emotional content of the text I would recommend that it be used with 3rd 5th grade students Younger students could understand the story but might not be able to engage with the underlying history that brings the greater gravity and meaning to the text itself

  4. Lyndsey Jones Lyndsey Jones says:

    The book Shin chi's Canoe by Nicola I Campbell was a really great historical fiction book about the Indian reservation camps how harshly Indians in America were treated in the past and about the Indian residential schools that children in the Indian communities were reuired to go to separating the children from their families This book really reflected on important aspects of American history regarding American Indians; therefore I think it would be extremely appropriate to use for fifth grade since they are learning about American history in social studies but it would also be appropriate for third and fourth graders I believe that one way in which this text could be used in a classroom setting is to introduce a social studies lesson about Indians in American history It would be a great read aloud to do as an engage or hook for a lesson Another way it could be used is for a reading lesson on making text to text connections For example you could read aloud a biography or informational text about Indians in American history to the class then have them read Shin chi's Canoe and make connections about things that actually occurred during the time and things that just occurred in Shin chi's life This book would also be a really great book to do a picture walk with since the illustrations are so detailed and good I chose this as one of my WOW books because I am really interested in all history especially history of Indians back in the time period where they were oppressed by the government and Americans Also I am part Indian and so this really is what intrigued me about this book and made me consider it a WOW book

  5. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    Shin chi's Canoe is a direct seuel of Shi shi etko The art is just as beautiful as in the first book and the story is just as beautiful as well We get to see Shi shi etko now attending residential school her younger brother Shin chi at her side These books are a beautiful introduction to a horrific topic without washing out the bad We see the children struggle to maintain their identities and to remember their family and the love they all share I highly recommend this for kids and adults I hope to read from Nicola I Campbell as her work manages to introduce sensitive topics beautifully without concealing the true nature of what happened

  6. Megan Phillips Megan Phillips says:

    Shinchi's Canoe tells about Native American's schooling in the 1800s It shows how students were able to cope with being taken from their families with the assistance of nature

  7. Beth Schencker Beth Schencker says:

    A Native older sister prepares her little brother to start at a white school by teaching him to retain his heritage and culture

  8. Meg Meg says:

    Beautiful poetic language Important topic I liked the front matter and the repetition of phrasing throughout the narrative was well executed

  9. Briana Briana says:

    Beautiful story about a boy who has to go to reservation school and his dad gives him a canoe Explains in a kid friendly way some of the realities of reservation schools

  10. Kris Kris says:

    My kids only made it three pages into this one before it just made them too sad to continue This is actually a really well told age appropriate introduction to the horror of what was done to indigenous people but the heartbreak of making a small child leave his family was just too much for my kids to handle When I told my 6 year old this was a continuation of Shi shi etko he told me that book made him cry and he didn’t want to read this one 😭 The story is beautiful necessary and difficult

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