Saskatchewan NAC

Achimoona: Native Stories - FRENCH VERSION


Achimoona: Native Stories - FRENCH VERSION - Image 1
Qty: Add to Cart

Featuring Saskatchewan Artist(s): Allen Sapp, Gerald McMaster, Michael Lonechild

1999, 98 pages 
Published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Markham, Ontario


Achimoona, which means "stories" in Cree, is a collection of tales by Native writers for children ages eight and up.  These stories are full of magic and music, ranging from realism to fantasy, adventure to allegory, set in the resent but replete with echoes of the past.

In The Hockey Game, a young Native boy boarding with a white family is trying to make sense of the new world in which he finds himself.

Naska, a powerful and poetic story written from the point of view of a northern pike, follows the fish as she hunts the South Saskatchewan River and listens to the tales the water tells her.

In The Pillars of Paclian Chuck takes a strange journey, with an earthworm as his guide, and learns important lessons about the interrelationships between people and nature.

In her introduction, Maria Campbell tells young readers about the changing role of storytellers in Native society, and of their continuing importance as teachers and historians.  Conscious of their responsibilities, these writers - Jordan Wheeler, Wes Fineday, Harvey Knight, and others- tell stories for today's children; they are contemporary tales, yet infused with the wisdom of traditional values.

With stories complemented by full-colour reproductions of works by Native artists, including Allen Sapp, Gerald McMaster, Michael Lonechild, and others.

ISBN: 0920079377

NAC Item Number: B0011

Related Products

Related Product - A Measure of Success
A Measure of Success
Graduates of the Alberta College of Art 1963-1984
Related Product - Scenic Saskatchewan Drives
Scenic Saskatchewan Drives
Explore the wonders of Saskatchewan on over 40 fabulous drives
Related Product - Larger Than Life
Larger Than Life
Saskatchewan's BIG Roadside Monuments
Related Product - Architecture of Saskatchewan
Architecture of Saskatchewan
A Visual Journey, 1930-2011
Saskatchewan Network for Art Collecting