Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend

Book illustrator Mike Keepness with author Judith Silverthorne and storyteller Ray Lavalee. Photo by Adriana Christianson of CJME Radio, Regina

Book illustrator Mike Keepness with author Judith Silverthorne and storyteller Ray Lavalee. Photo by Adriana Christianson of CJME Radio, Regina

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/index.php/catalogsearch/result/?q=Honouring

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

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, a not-for-profit in its seventh year of gathering and curating Cree language literacy materials on the web and creating connections between students, teachers, speakers and linguists across the Cree dialect-and-language continuum.
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