Mwâkwa

Mwâkwa

Talks to the Loon : A Cree Story for Children

eBook - 2007
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Kayas is a young Cree man who is blessed with a Gift that makes him a talented hunter. He knows the ways of the Beings he hunts and can even talk with them in their own languages. But when he becomes proud and takes his abilities for granted, he loses his gift, and the People grow hungry. With the help of the Elders and the Beings that inhabit the water, Kayas learns that in order to live a life of success, fulfillment and peace, he must cherish and respect the talents and skills he has been given. Illustrated with Dale Auger's powerful, insightful paintings, Mwakwa Talks to the Loon introduces readers to the basics of life in a Cree village. A glossary with pronunciation guide to the many Cree words and phrases used in the story is included.
Publisher: Vancouver : Heritage House Pub., 2007.
Edition: 1st softcover ed.
ISBN: 9781926613178
1926613171
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC RESOURCE
Characteristics: 1 online resource : col. ill.
Alternative Title: Talks to the loon

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Kayâs is admired in the village for his hunting skills. What happens when he gets lazy and lets the praise go to his head? Will he find his way back and help feed his hungry people? A great story to start a discussion about pride and honouring our talents. Dale Auger is a Sakaw Cree from the Bigs... Read More »


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