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Dancing With The Cranes
Traditional Territory: Okanagan
Format: Paperback
  • Chi finds herself feeling comforted after the loss of her grandmother, knowing her Temma will always be a part of her and looking forward to the new child who will be a part of their lives.

$12.95

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Kou-Skelowh - We Are The People: A Trilogy of Okanagan Legends
Traditional Territory: Okanagan
Format: Paperback
  • How Turtle Set the Animals Free is a surprising tortoise-and-hare legend with far-flung consequences. How Food Was Given describes the care and sacrifice of the four Chiefs of plant and animal life devoted to the new people who will soon come to Earth.

    Barb Marchand's vital, expressive watercolours bring the creatures alive. Her adroit portrayal of self-important Coyote in the telling but hilarious How Names Were Given adds to his personality. The touching humanity of this story is the stuff of great legends.

    And Marchand's illustrations echo the compassionate but musical voice that tells this story.—Elizabeth MacCallum, Children's Book Reviewer, The Globe and Mail

    Awards

    B.C. Millennium Book Awards
    2000 Winner of the B.C. Millennium Book Awards

$18.95

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Neekna and Chemai
Traditional Territory: Okanagan
Format: Paperback
  • A story about two girls living in the Okanagan Valley before the arrival of the white man. An insight into customs and ways of the past.

$13.95

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A Day With Yayah
Traditional Territory: Okanagan
Format: Hardcover
  • Set in the Okanagon, BC, a First Nations family goes on an outing to forage for herbs and mushrooms. Grandmother passes down her knowledge of plant life to her young grandchildren.

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$19.95

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Harry Robinson: Living by Stories: A Journey of Landscape and Memory
Author: Harry Robinson
Traditional Territory: Okanagan
Format: Paperback
  • Following on two previous collections— Write It on Your Heart: The Epic World of an Okanagan Storyteller (1989) and Nature Power: In the Spirit of an Okanagan Storyteller (2004)—Living by Stories is the third volume of oral narratives by Okanagan storyteller Harry Robinson. This third collection documents how the arrival of whites forever altered the Salish cultural landscape.

    Living by Stories includes a number of classic stories set in the “mythological age” about the trickster/transformer, Coyote, and his efforts to rid the world of bad people— spatla or “monsters,” but this new volume is more important for its presentation of historical narratives set in the more recent past. As with the mythological accounts, there is much chaos and conflict in these stories, mainly due to the arrival of new quasi-monsters—“SHAmas” (Whites)—who dispossess “Indians” of their lands and rights, impose new political and legal systems, and erect roads, rail lines, mines, farms, ranches and towns on the landscape.

    With permission from Harry Robinson, Wendy Wickwire began recording Robinson's oral stories in 1977. Robinson took his role as a storyteller very seriously and worried about the survival of the oral tradition and his stories. “I’m going to disappear”, he told one reporter, “and there’ll be no more telling stories.”

    Review
    Whenever I need to be reminded that language is magic and that stories can change the world, I go to Robinson.
    - Thomas King

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    288 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"

    Stories from Harry Robinson
    Edited and compiled by Wendy Wickwire

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$24.95

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Nature Power: In the Spirit of an Okanagan Storyteller
Author: Harry Robinson
Traditional Territory: Okanagan
Format: Paperback
  • Many of the stories in Harry Robinson's second collection feature the shoo-MISH, or "nature helpers" that assist humans and sometimes provide them with special powers. Some tell of individuals who use these powers to heal themselves; others tell of Indian doctors who have been given the power to heal others. Still others tell of power encounters: a woman "comes alive" after death; a boy meets a singing squirrel; a voice from nowhere predicts the future.

    Award
    BC Book Prize Winner, 1993.

    Review
    Epic, mesmerizing tales by a great Okanagan storyteller that lift [one] eerily and movingly into a different world.
    - Michele Landsberg, Toronto Star

    Additional Information
    272 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"

    2nd edition (First Edition published 1992)

    Stories from Harry Robinson
    Edited and compiled by Wendy Wickwire

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$24.95

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