Askiwina: A Cree World

Coteau BooksSKU: 9781550503456

Author:
Cuthand, Doug
Grade Levels:
Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Nation:
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
128
Publisher:
Coteau Books
Copyright Data:
2007

Price:
Sale price$19.95

Description

Askiwina: A Cree World is a collection of newspaper articles and features written by Cree reporter and writer Doug Cuthand. Organized as history the essays offer a glimpse into the Cree world as well as contemporary First Nations communities throughout Canada. The first section covers the importance of the land and the environment. Within each of the five sections, the author profiles significant First Nations leaders of the past and present. Section two discusses history as First Nations see it. The importance and power of words are discussed in section three. Rights and self-government are covered in the next section. In the final chapter, political struggles and successes are profiled. Canon Edward Ahenakew, Shanwdithit, Sweetgrass, Anahareo, Harold Cardinal, Bernalda Wheeler, Gladys Johnston, Tom Longboat, and Harry Cook are the individuals profiled in the book. Specific topics such as Creation, the Four Directions, the fur trade, sovereignty, residential schools (4-page essay), youth, Indian names, and the Sun Dance are discussed in the book. This is a fascinating collection of writing that offers readers from secondary school to the general public a glimpse into the perspective of First Nations in Canada. Doug Cuthand is a journalist and independent film producer and director. First Nation Communities Read 2012 title. Study Guide: http://coteaubooks.com/assets/HTML/pdfs/teacher_resources/resource_23.pdf

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