My First Métis Lobstick


Author:
Leah Marie Dorion
Grade Levels:
One, Two, Three, Four
Nation:
Metis
Book Type:
Paperback
Publisher:
Gabriel Dumont Institute
Copyright Data:
2014

Price:
Sale price$15.00

Description

Leah Marie Dorion’s My First Métis Lobstick takes young readers back to Canada’s fur trade era by focusing on a Métis family’s preparations for a lobstick celebration and feast in the boreal forest. Through the eyes of a young boy, we see how important lobstick making and ceremony was to the Métis community. From the Great Lakes to the present-day Northwest Territories, lobstick poles—important cultural and geographical markers, which merged Cree, Ojibway, and French-Canadian traditions—dotted the landscape of our great northern boreal forest. This little known aspect of Métis history vividly comes to life through Leah Marie Dorion’s crisp prose and stunning gallery-quality artwork. Includes an audio CD with narrations by Leah Marie Dorion in English, and Norman Fleury in Michif.

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