Relatives With Roots: A Story About Métis Women's Connection to the Land


Author:
Dorion, Leah Marie|Flamand, Rita
Grade Levels:
Three, Four, Five, Six
Nation:
Cree, Metis
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
60
Publisher:
Gabriel Dumont Institute
Copyright Data:
2011

Price:
Sale price$15.00

Description

Relatives With Roots: A Story About Métis Women's Connection to the Land is a heartfelt bilingual (English/Michif) story about a Métis grandmother who takes her granddaughter out into the bush to teach her how to pick traditional medicines. As the granddaughter learns the traditional beliefs and stories about how the Métis people use the plants for food and medicine, she feels happy to be a Métis child with access to such wonderful cultural knowledge. This charming and vibrant picture book introduces young readers to key concepts in the traditional Métis worldview while focusing on the special relationship between a young Métis girl and her grandmother. Relatives With Roots is the second in a series of children's books relating to traditional Métis values by Leah Marie Dorion. The first book, The Giving Tree: A Retelling of a Traditional Métis Story, was nominated in 2010 for a Willow Award in the Shining Willow category. The book contains an audio CD with the story read in English, and Michif. Michif-Cree translation by Rita Flamand. FNCR 2013

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