Nos histoires sont vivantes / Living Stories (FR)

SKU: 9781897252994

Mindy Willett, Philip Zoe, Therese Zoe
Grade Levels:
Four, Five, Six, Seven
Dogrib, Subarctic, Tlicho
Book Type:
Fifth House Publishers
Copyright Date:

Sale price$19.95


Nos Histoires Sont Vivantes is the French language edition of Living Stories: Godi Weghàà Ets' eèda one of the titles in Fifth House Publishing's The Land Is Our Storybook series. This book co-authored by Therese Zoe, Philip Zoe, and Mindy Willett offers elementary students a First Nation's perspective about the lifestyle and cultural heritage of the contemporary Tlicho (Dogrib) community in the Northwest Territories. This picture book contains first-hand information about the community of Gameti through the stories and words of Therese Zoe, her brother-in-law Philip Zoe, and Philip's sister, Elizabeth Chocolate. The book contains 50 colour photographs of the people living on the land and sharing their traditional knowledge with their children and grandchildren. Topics covered include the meaning of the community's name, their modern day treaty, their geography and environment, the Tlicho flag, summer activities, ancestral trails, health and healing, teachings about giving thanks, how to dry fish for preserving, making a birchbark basket, role of traditional and modern education, stories, place names, and the importance of Elders and their transmission of knowledge. The book includes 2 map of the Tlicho land area, and a glossary of terms. The part biography and information book shows that First Nations of the North can live successful lives engaged in traditional activities while maintaining the environment for future generations. French translation by France Benoit. Highly recommended.

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