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Mi'kmaw moons : the seasons in Mi'kma'ki Book
Book | Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, NS : [2022]

  • 6 of 7 Copies Available at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (Show)
  • 1 of 1 Copy Available at Port Colborne Library
  • 0 current holds with 7 total copies.
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Branch Call Number Location Holdable? Status
Port Colborne J523.32 LeBla Children - Indigenous Collection Copy hold / Volume hold Available
About

For thousands of years, the Mi'kmaq have been closely observing the natural world and the cycles of the moon and the stars to track the passage of time. Each full moon in an annual cycle was named by the Mi'kmaq to relate to a seasonal event, such as tomcod spawning, birds laying eggs or berry ripening. For the past decade Mi'kmaw Elders and Knowledge Keepers have shared stories of the traditional night sky calendar with authors Cathy LeBlanc and David Chapman. In this book Cathy relays this knowledge in stories told to her young relation Holly. Each moon's story is richly illustrated with an evocative colour painting created for this book by the noted Mi'kmaw artist Loretta Gould. Alongside this presentation of the Mi'kmaw time-keeping traditions, this book offers a brief history of the modern Western calendar, and some basic astronomy facts about the moon's phases and why the seasons change. This two-eyed seeing approach takes young readers on a journey through one full year in Mi'kma'ki.
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  • ISBN: 9781459507036
  • Physical Description: 56 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: Halifax, NS : Formac Publishing Company Limited, [2022]
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