Hommage Au Bison Launched June 9

Hommage Au Bison, the French translation of Honouring the Buffalo was launched by les Editions de la nouvelle plume on June 9 at Elsie Mironuck School in Regina.

Photos by Martine Noël-Maw and les Editions:

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Full house!

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Slides of illustrations for all to see

 

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Taking turns reading in English and French

 

 

 

 

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Coverage of the crowd

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Setting up

Leader-Post  coverage is appreciated immensely!

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Please note: The book was originally written in English, and then translated into Cree and into French. I also did not sit with Ray Lavallee for three weeks while he recounted the ancient legend, but it did take me three weeks to write and three years to get it published.

Leader-Post photo: Martine Noël-Maw (translator), Judith Silverthorne, Frédéric Dupré (president of les Editions de la nouvelle plume)

 

Fabulous ICI Radio Canada Interviews! (en francais)

Radio:   http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/pour_faire_un_monde/2015-2016/archives.asp?date=2016-06-09

TV news clip, starting at 22 min. 45 sec.: http://ici.radio-canada.ca/widgets/mediaconsole/medianet/7547893

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Lavallee & Silverthorne’s Honouring the Buffalo Nominated for Three SK Book Awards

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Cree storyteller Keepness Silverthorne Lavalee

Honouring the Buffalo is nominated in three Saskatchewan Book Award categories!

  • Children’s Literature Award (Ray Lavallee & Judith Silverthorne)

  • Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Aboriginal Peoples’ Writing Award (Ray Lavallee)

  • Regina Public Library Aboriginal Peoples’ Publishing Award (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing)

The Saskatchewan Book Awards Nominee Announcement took place on Feb 12, 2016 at the Regina Public Library in Regina and the Saskatoon Public Library in Saskatoon, both with great turn-outs and lots of enthusiasm.

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The winners will be revealed at the 23rd Awards Ceremony on April 30, 2016 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina

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“Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend”

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Released 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

There are Educational Resources, including Study Guides (English and French) and Audio recordings in English, French and two Cree dialects.

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