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kôhkominawak otâcimowiniwâwa / Our Grandmothers' Lives As Told in Their Own Words

kôhkominawak otâcimowiniwâwa / Our Grandmothers' Lives As Told in Their Own Words

Hardcover : 9780889779525, 418 pages, November 2023
Expected to ship: 2023-11-25

Description

The 25th anniversary of a historically significant collection, presented in Cree and English.

kôhkominawak otâcimowiniwâwa /  Our Grandmothers’ Lives is a collection of reminiscences and personal stories from the daily lives of seven Cree women over the past century, presented here in Cree and English. Recorded in their own language, these women share their memories of their lives and the history of their peoples, describing activities such as household chores, snaring rabbits and picking berries, going to school, marriage, bearing and raising children, and providing insights into the traditional teachings of a society in which the practical and spiritual are never far apart.

Reviews

"[T]hese ... are good stories to share ... and are absolute treasures." —Chelsea Vowel, author of Buffalo is the New Buffalo