Learn about the traditional ways of one of Canada's Aboriginal Peoples, the Métis, in this informative series for young readers. This book outlines the group's traditional ways of life, religious beliefs, celebrations, and artwork through detailed text, informative sidebars, colourful photographs, recipes, activities, and maps.
A vibrantly illustrated social history of the Métis by artist Sherry Farrell Racette, this book was originally produced as a special project to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the 1885 Resistance. Complete with a glossary, it can be used as a class text, or as a storybook. This book is also suitable for use in studying Canada's Aboriginal peoples. This edition of the book has been translated into Michif by Norman Fleury.
Canada's three most well known and respected Métis artists collaborate in this heart wrenching telling of what it means to be Métis. Best selling, award winning Métis poet David Bouchard, once again makes books and culture available to all ages in The Secret of Your Name. Bouchard's heartfelt story is illustrated by Canada's most prominent Métis artist Dennis Weber. Included on the accompanying CD, with reading in English/French and Michif, is the Red River Jig performed by acclaimed Master Métis Fiddler John Arcand. Canada's Métis are the only mixed blood people in the world recognized by every level of government as being a Nation. The Métis have their own language, flag, songs and stories. They have exciting traditions and a proud history. Sadly, their journey was one of hardships, denial and often lies. In The Secret of Your Name, these three men open their hearts to all those who care to know what it means when it is said that we are Proud to be Métis! This spectacular book will appeal to any and all who have an interest in Canada's aboriginal people. It will call out to art collectors, musicians and all who have ever pondered their own past.