Come and Learn with Me, Ewo she kedidih

Fifth House PublishersSKU: 978189752574

Author:
Sheyenne Jumbo, Mindy Willett
Grade Levels:
Four, Five, Six, Seven
Nation:
Dene
Book Type:
Hardcover
Publisher:
Fifth House Publishers
Series:
The Land Is Our Storybook
Copyright Data:
2009

Price:
Sale price$19.95

Description

Come and Learn with Me, Ewo she kedidih is the fourth title in the series, The Land is Our Storybook. This title is told in first-person by nine-year-old Sheyenne Jumbo who lives in Sambaa K'e also known as Trout Lake in the Northwest Territories. Sheyenne Jumbo and her extended family live in the Dehcho region of the Dene. The family speaks the Dehcho language and Sheyenne is learning the Dene Yatie language from her grandparents and in language class at the local school. The 26-page book features colour photographs of the girl and her community during the fall season when all participate in the moose hunt and preparing food for the winter. Sheyenne is in the fifth-grade in her school and she is the only student in that grade. The book shows the girl with her family members; at school with friends; assisting her grandmother dry meat for winter; helping her cousin make spruce-root baskets and quill baskets; and picking cranberries for jam with her friend. The book includes information about the Dene Yatie language and includes the translation of O Canada. Also included is a 2-page spread that identifies local herbal plants used as medicine by the Dene community. There are two brief stories retold by Sheyenne about The Giant who Formed Trout Lake and another about buying socks. There is a map of the territory and an aerial shot of the location of Sheyenne's family home. Although the girl lives in a northern environment she shares many of the same feelings and goals of students living in southern Canada. The book includes a glossary of terms; a list of Dene laws; and directions for making a berry basket with paper. Highly Recommended. Junior Spring 2012

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