kôkominawak otâcimowiniwâwa / Our Grandmothers’ Lives (Cree and English)

SKU: 9780889779495

Freda Ahenakew & H.C. Wolfart (Eds.)
Grade Levels:
Adult Education, College, University
Book Type:
University of Regina Press
Copyright Date:

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Freda Ahenakew (1932–2011) earned her MA in Cree linguistics at the University of Manitoba and was a founding director of the Saskatchewan Indian Languages Institute. Awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Saskatchewan in 1997, she was considered a leader in Indigenous language preservation and literary heritage preservation in Canada. She was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1998. H.C. Wolfart is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the University of Manitoba.

The 25th anniversary of a historically significant collection, presented in Cree and English.

kôkominawak otâcimowiniwâwa / Our Grandmothers’ Lives is a collection of reminiscences and personal stories from the daily lives of seven Cree women over the past century, presented here in Cree and English. Recorded in their own language, these women share their memories of their lives and the history of their peoples, describing activities such as household chores, snaring rabbits and picking berries, going to school, marriage, bearing and raising children, and providing insights into the traditional teachings of a society in which the practical and spiritual are never far apart.

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