Delve into the uplifting stories of the people of Mi'kma'ki in this full-colour illustrated book. Meet a devoted water protector, learn about a teen determined to shed light on the tragic history of Residential Schools, and discover poets who use words to explore and champion the rich Mi'kmaw culture. From Grand Chief Gabriele Sylliboy and Elder Dorene Bernard to Rebecca Thomas and Landyn Toney, all of these amazing people call Mi'kma'ki (a territory that includes New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and parts of Newfoundland, Quebec, and Maine) home.
With dozens of profiles featuring artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, scientists, and more — both historical and present-day, from kids to Elders — Julie Pellissier-Lush and Robin Grant celebrate the many brilliant achievements of the Mi'kmaq.
Includes original colour illustrations by James Bentley, informative sidebars, a map of Mi'kmaw territories, a history of Mi'kma'ki , an index, and a glossary. This book contains 20 illustrations.
Julie Pellissier-Lush is an actress, Knowledge Keeper, Storyteller, and bestselling author. She is the first Indigenous Poet Laureate for PEI, recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Senators 150 metal. Julie helped to script the play Mi'kmaq Legends, performed now for the last 12 years. Her hope is to preserve and share her rich and beautiful Mi'kmaq history and culture.