Leader Post Article link: http://www.leaderpost.com/Aboriginal+Storytelling+Month+launched/10839602/story.html
You are invited to the Book Launch of
Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend
Join Wisdom Keeper Ray Lavallee (Storyteller),
Judith Silverthorne (Author), Mike Keepness (Artist)
February 24, 2015, 1:15 pm
Seven Stones Community School
1101 Princess Street, Regina
Available February 2015
48 pages, 11″ x 8.5″ $14.95 (softcover) 978-1-927756-33-1
An estimated thirty to fifty million bison once thundered across the Great Plains and much of North America.
Honouring the Buffalo is the story of how the Buffalo gifted themselves so freely through the Creator to the Plains Cree people to help them survive. Discover how every part of the buffalo was used to provide shelter, food, clothing, tools, hunting, spiritual ceremonies and many other necessities.
The legend is shared by Raymond Lavallee, Wisdom Keeper and Medicine Man of the Piapot First Nation. The narrative is written by Judith Silverthorne. Artwork is created by Mike Keepness.
For more information please go to the web page: Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend
Judith is thrilled with the success of her research trip in England. “it was an amazing experience, which I couldn’t have done without the generous support of the Access Copyright Foundation Research Grant. I’ll be forever grateful for this opportunity.”
She says, “Being able to participate in the Malmesbury 17th Century Living History re-enactment weekend was like stepping back in time.”
She’s now hard at work sorting through 3000 photos and the many audio interviews with authorities, consultants, guides and other informative people, so willing to assist in this pursuit. “Having the detail these experts provided will enrich my novel.”
Judith’s first Young Adult novel, Convictions, will be published by Coteau Books in Spring 2016.
Convictions takes readers on a voyage aboard an all female convict ship headed for Australia, in 1842. Fourteen-year old Jennie, convicted of stealing a sack of moldy oats, must come to terms with her new reality as she rubs shoulders with female convicts of all ages and occupations, and a handful of male guards as well.