Little Women’s Lodge Kit

SKU: 9781926696669

Author:
Darlene Auger
Nation:
Cree
Book Type:
Shrink Wrapped
Publisher:
Eschia Books
Copyright Date:
2019

Price:
Sale price$89.65

Description

The preservation of culture was key to the release of The Little Women's Lodge Kit by Cree healer Dr. Darlene Auger and illustrated by Nakota/Cree artist Chloe Bluebird Mustooch.

A full multimedia Little Women's Lodge kit includes:
• 1 copy of each book
• One CD of stories read aloud
• One CD Cree Women in Lullaby with booklet of reproducible lyrics
• A Teacher’s Guide

The Little Women’s Lodge Stories are included in a multimedia kit, a Woodland Cree Cultural Resource to help children to learn about traditional parenting roles and responsibilities from a young age, while also teaching them Cree language reading, writing and singing.

The four Cree storybooks are the core of this resource, bringing Indigenous teachings to a new generation:

MÎKIWÂHP:
THE TRADITIONAL TIPI
The Tipi is connected to the creation of life and the mother and child. When babies are born, they are slowly let down with a rope into the Tipi. The rope is the Spirit Mother’s umbilical cord and the cord ties the tipi poles together, creating a nest at the top for the baby. When the baby is born, the cord makes its journey inside the tipi, and the cord is used to make the baby swing. 28 pages

WÎPISON:
THE BABY SWING
The story of origin of the baby swing in the Cree tradition. Morning Star’s mother is bringing home a new baby. Her Nôkhom (grandmother) and her father are making a swing for the baby. Grandmother tells Morning Star the legend of how Grandmother Earth brought materials for the swing to a young woman named White Flower who had been left to care for many babies while the parents were off hunting. 32 pages

WÂSPISON:
THE MOSS BAG
When a baby is born, she is wrapped in a moss bag to keep her warm, secure and protected until she can move about on her own. This story tells of Fawn, whose mother brings home a new baby sister. Her mother teaches Fawn all about the moss bag (wâspison). It is made from soft hide and decorated with beautiful beadwork. 28 pages

NITISÎH:
MY BELLY BUTTON
This is the story of the birth of Kîstin, or “Little Tornado,” and how the baby is brought from Spirit World after choosing its Earth Mother and Father. It tells of connection of the baby’s belly button to Spirit World and to the ancestors, who speak to us through our land, our language, our songs, our ceremonies and our dreams and visions. 36 pages

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