Celestine Aleck

Celestine Aleck, Sahiltiniye descends from Snuneymuxw First Nations. She has been an artist most of her life which has taught her to learn facts and then mix imagination when writing stories. The beauty that surrounds her inspires her to write.
Granny and I Get Traditional Names
Author: Celestine Aleck
Traditional Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
  • In this Coast Salish story, told in the voice of a young girl, she describes how she and her Granny get ready for their naming ceremony. When the special day arrives, the Longhouse fills with people who will witness and celebrate the sharing of their traditional names.

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Mom, How Do You Make Smoked Fish?
Author: Celestine Aleck
Traditional Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
  • In this Coast Salish story, step-by-step instructions for gathering wood and catching, filleting and then smoking fish are given. The text and illustrations support the reader’s understanding of the process and emphasize the respect shown by the Coast Salish people for the circle of life.

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Strong Stories Coast Salish Single Set
Author: Celestine Aleck
Traditional Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
  • Own the Entire Set of Coast Salish Strong Stories written by Celestine Aleck!

    Included is one copy of the following:

    Granny and I Get Traditional Names
    Mom, How Do You Make Smoked Fish?
    Why Ravens and Wolves Hunt Together
    Taking Care of Our Mother Earth
    The Cedar Tree: The Heart of Our People
    The Great Blanket of Moss
    The Great Trade
    The Sun and the Moon

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Taking Care of Our Mother Earth
Author: Celestine Aleck
Traditional Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
  • In this Coast Salish story, it is explained how each family played a traditional role in taking care of our Mother Earth. From controlled burning to ethical hunting and fishing practices, the Coast Salish people were, and still are, taught by their elders to respect Mother Earth.

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The Cedar Tree: The Heart of Our People
Author: Celestine Aleck
Traditional Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
  • In this Coast Salish story, learn about the importance of the cedar tree to the culture and history of the Coast Salish people. Descriptions of items made from the wood and bark of this special tree are included. Also explained in the story is the protocol for harvesting cedar bark.

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The Great Blanket of Moss
Author: Celestine Aleck
Traditional Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
  • In this Coast Salish story, to make up for her children’s rudeness to Snow, Mother Tree gives up her life as a tree and transforms into a great blanket of moss. The moss blanket protects the younger trees from Snow’s anger. Respect for the wisdom of the elders is a theme woven throughout this delightful story that will appeal to readers of all ages.

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The Great Trade
Author: Celestine Aleck
Traditional Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
  • In this Coast Salish story, how Bald Eagles got their name, how Geese got their long necks and how Hummingbirds got their colourful feather coats are all told. Something is traded, something is transformed and something is taken to make this little chapter book come alive.

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The Sun and the Moon
Author: Celestine Aleck
Traditional Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
  • In this Coast Salish story, to help make their children happy, the sun and the moon make the difficult choice to part from each other. The Creator allows them to visit only at the time of an eclipse and at sunrise and sunset. The great love between the sun and the moon can be seen in the beauty of those times.

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We Are All Connected: Coast Salish, Coastal Rainforests and Cougars - Pre-order
Traditional Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
  • “We Are All Connected” is a series that explores how we all live together in a shared balance upon Mother Earth. Each book explores a specific ecosystem with a focus on one animal and its adaptations for survival within that ecosystem. Indigenous interviewees, each living in one of these same areas, have responded to strategic questions as to how their community interacts with the same land, their traditional territory. Explore each text with a sense of inquiry in mind.

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Why Ravens and Wolves Hunt Together
Author: Celestine Aleck
Traditional Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
  • In this Coast Salish story, a wolf pup is transformed into a raven so that he can help his mother hunt during the long winter months. When the time of hardship is over, the Creator agrees to make the transformation permanent. To this day, you can hear the wolf family calling out to say goodnight to the raven who watches over them.

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