It’s really a thrill to see all the FaceBook photos of Solomon Ratt’s friends and family receiving their copies of his new book. I’m hoping for good driving weather next week, as I trek west to help celebrate its launch. If you’re in the neighbourhood, I hope you’ll join in, too. Here’s your invitation from University of Regina Press:
Please join us to celebrate the launch of Solomon Ratt’s new book:
kâ-pî-isi-kiskisiyân / THE WAY I REMEMBER!
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2023
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM*First Nations University of Canada Multi-Purpose Room*Refreshments will be served, and books available for purchase.
All are welcome!
A few advance reviews:
“Sol is an international treasure the whole world should enjoy.” —Buffy Sainte-Marie
“The Way I Remember is inarguably the most important book yet to be published for the preservation of the Cree language and an understanding of the importance of the oral tradition to Cree culture and education.” —Jesse Archibald-Barber, First Nations University of Canada
“As he looks back over his life journey reclaiming, breathing new and old life back into our beautiful language, Solomon credits the late Reverend Edward Ahenekew for helping me “to put the pieces together.” kîsta mîna dear Solomon, êkosi ê-tôtamawiyâhk. This is an important book because you have also put pieces together for us so that we can have a good journey. kinanâskomitin.” —Maria Campbell, author of Halfbreed
“A gift to future generations…Full of humour and resilience in equal measure, these Cree/English stories offer us a glimpse into a world as it was, and future that could be” —Chelsea Vowel, author of Indigenous Writes