Theresa Meuse

Theresa was born on Bear River Reserve to Frank and Lois Meuse. She is a band member of the Mi'kmaq First Nation community of Bear River.

On December 8, 2007, she and two other females, Holly Meuse and Lorraine Melanson, accomplished something unique for the Maritimes, perhaps Canada, they became the first all female band council.
L'nu'k: The People: Mi'kmaw History, Culture and Heritage
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Mi'kmaq;

The Mi'kmaq lived in Canada long before the country even got its name. Before Europeans arrived, they lived in homes called wigwams and hunted and fished throughout the Maritime provinces, living off and giving back to the land. They enjoyed storytelling, drumming, and dancing within their tight­knit communities.

In L'nuk: the Mi'kmaq of Atlantic Canada, First Nations educator Theresa Meuse traces the incredible lineage of today's Mi'kmaq people, sharing the fascinating details behind their customs, traditions, and history. Discover the proper way to make Luski (Mi'kmaw bread), the technique required for intricate quillwork and canoe­building, what happens at a powwow, and how North America earned its Aboriginal name, Turtle Island.

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Includes informative sidebars, highlighted glossary terms, recommended reading, a historic timeline, index, and over 60 full­colour historical and contemporary images.

Recommended for Grades 5-12 for these subject areas: Social Studies.

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128 pages | 6.75" x 8.50"

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The Gathering
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Mi'kmaq;

Alex is attending her first Mi'kmaw spiritual gathering, or mawiomi. Though she is timid at first, older cousin Matthew takes her under his wing. Meeting Elders along the way, they learn about traditional Mi'kmaw culture: the sacred fire, drumming, tanning and moccasin decorating, basket-and canoe-making, and enjoy a Mi'kmaw feast. Most importantly, Alex finds her voice in the talking circle.

With contemporary illustrations by the bestselling illustrator Arthur Stevens, The Gathering is an inclusive story that will educate and entertain Indigenous and non-Indigenous readers alike.

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Recommended ages: 4-7

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32 pages | 9.00" x 10.00"

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The Medicine Pouch
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;

Another in the series about native culture. This one concerns the medicine pouch used to hold sacred herbs and herbal remedies that was carried by natives who used these natural remedies to salve wounds and aid in health.

Theresa Meuse-Dallien was born and raised in the Bear River Mi'kmaq First Nation Community. Arthur Stevens is a Mi'kmaw artist and member of the Millbrook First Nation Band in Nova Scotia.

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The Sharing Circle (Meuse)
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;

Matthew loves to play games with his friends and share his toys with them. But most of all he loves to share the special treasures that remind him of his First Nations culture. Perhaps his favourite treasure is the medicine pouch that his grandfather made especially for him. This is where he keeps many of his other treasures, including the sacred herbs his mother gave him. Matthew uses the herbs to remind him to be grateful for everything that nature gives us. Another special gift is the eagle feather from his father. Matthew knows that the eagle is a symbol of the spiritual strength of his culture. But there is one other gift that has a special place in Matthew's heart. It is the dream catcher that Matthew gave to his friend Dustin to help him not have bad dreams.

The Sharing Circle is a collection of seven stories about First Nations culture and spiritual practices: The Eagle Feather, The Dream Catcher, The Sacred Herbs, The Talking Circle, The Medicine Wheel, The Drum, and The Medicine Pouch. Researched and written by Mi'kmaw children's author Theresa Meuse-Dallien, and beautifully illustrated by Mi'kmaw illustrator Arthur Stevens, this book will engage and inform children of all ages.

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