Shawna Davis invites the reader to explore each of the four seasons through her beautiful words and lush, unforgettable, beaded illustrations.
We begin in Gwooyim (Spring) when the Majagalee, the Sim Algyax word for “flower,” are just beginning to sprout. We then move on to Sint (Summer) when Grandmother Sun stays in the sky a bit longer. Next there is Xwsit (Fall), just as Summer begins to get sleepy, and Maadim (Winter) where the snow has fallen and the freezer is full.
This is a story of nature, its importance to our lives, and why it must be cared for and
Toonasa Jordana Luggi’s lovely, rich, and nearly tactile photographs are the perfect complement to Shawna’s hand-beaded artwork and wonderful, hand-cut paper backgrounds.
Includes Pronunciation Guides.
Shawna is Gitksan and Nisga’a. She is Laxskiik (Eagle Clan) from Wilps Sakum Higookxw of the Gitksan Nation. She has been practicing beadwork for five years and is grateful for the opportunity to learn how to tell stories through this medium. Her work focuses on strong ancestral connections to land, language, and the inherent love that has existed within Indigenous Lifeways since time immemorial. She was born and raised in the Northwest Coast, and currently lives with her family in New Hazelton, British Columbia.
Toonasa Jordana Luggi’s rich, and nearly tactile photographs are the perfect complement to Shawna’s hand-beaded artwork and wonderful, hand-cut paper backgrounds. Toonasa is Dakelh-Wetsuwet'en and originally from the northern interior of British Columbia, Canada.