Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend

In the words of elder Ray Lavalee, “You must always honour the buffalo because they gave us life.”

Thanks to Arok Wolvengrey for directing me to this lovely book for children – Judith Silverthorne’s careful retelling of Lavalee’s words – released in February 2015. And congratulations to everyone involved in its production: Lavalee, Silverthorne, illustrator Mike Keepness, translator Randy Morin, and Cree language editors Arok Wolvengrey and Jean Okimâsis.

More about the book:

http://judithsilverthorne.ca/honouring-the-buffalo-a-plains-cree-legend/

Order online:

http://www.saskmade.ca/search?type=product&q=buffalo

http://www.ynwp.ca/books/84-honouring-the-buffalo-a-plains-cree-legend.html

Media coverage:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story-adapted-from-cree-legend-aims-to-preserve-culture-1.3004738

http://cjme.com/story/storyteller-passes-cree-culture-through-childrens-book/539861

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