Treaty Words: For As Long As the Rivers Flow

Annick PressSKU: 9781773214962

Aimée Craft
Grade Levels:
Four, Five, Six
Book Type:
Annick Press
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In Treaty Words, written by Aimée Craft, an Anishinaabe-Métis lawyer, the first treaty that was made was between the earth and the sky. It was an agreement to work together. We build all of our treaties on that original treaty. This is the story of Mishomi and his granddaugher. On the banks of the river that have been Mishomis’s home his whole life, he teaches his granddaughter to listen—to hear both the sounds and the silences, and so to learn her place in Creation. Most importantly, he teaches her about treaties—the bonds of reciprocity and renewal that endure for as long as the sun shines, the grass grows, and the rivers flow. Treaty Words is accompanied by beautiful illustrations by Luke Swinson, an Anishinaabe illustrator and member of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. An author’s note is at the end, Aimée Craft affirms the importance of understanding an Indigenous perspective on treaties in this evocative book that is essential for readers of all ages.

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