Dreamcatcher and the Seven Deceivers (FNCR 2017)

SKU: 9780978432799

David Bouchard, Jason Jones, Nancy Jones
Grade Levels:
Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve
Metis, Ojibwe
Book Type:
MTW Publishers
Copyright Date:

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Dreamcatcher and the Seven Deceivers (Asabikeshiiwasp gaye awiya oga-gagwe-niisibidoon), the sequel to the Seven Sacred Teachings, warns of voices we can expect to hear in our dreamtime – voices that do not represent the Sacred Teachings. These are the voices of Seven Deceivers who are spoken of by name. The allure of their whisperings is carefully spelled out in order that all might come to know what to listen for. Dreamcatcher and the Seven Deceivers is a carefully woven telling of how and why Creator sent Trickster to Turtle Island with a gift that would help us see the light and resist temptation. At a time before distant religions and churches came with their teachings, their commandments and their seven cardinal sins, we knew. We knew the way of the Good Red Road. We knew the right way to live; not through commandments but through Sacred Teachings – Teachings that were given to us long before their arrival. And we knew we would be tested by Seven Deceivers – what they called seven cardinal sins. We knew because we had been forewarned. And when these distant churches arrived with their teachings, their relics and their symbols, we had our own. One was the Dreamcatcher. This bilingual text (Ojibwa & English) is illustrated by Métis artist Kristy Cameron. Ojibwa translation provided by Jason and Nancy Jones. The Ojibwe reading is provided by Jason Jones. Book with CD included. Dreamcatcher and the Seven Deceivers has been selected in the Young Adult/Adult Category Longlist for First Nation Communities READ 2017.

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