Stories of Métis Women: Tales My Kookum Told Me

byBailey OsterForeword byAudrey Poitras Translated byMary Skyblue Morin

August 6, 2021|
Stories of Métis Women: Tales My Kookum Told Me by Bailey Oster


This book, and accompanying Vimeo link, contains stories about culture, history, and nationhood as told by Métis women. The Métis are known by many names — Otipemisiwak, “the people who own ourselves;” Bois Brules, “Burnt Wood;” Apeetogosan, “half brother” by the Cree; “half-breed,” historically; and are also known as “rebels” and “traitors to Canada.” They are also known as the “Forgotten People.” Few really know their story. Many people may also think that Métis simply means “mixed,” but it does not. They are a people with a unique and proud history and Nation. In this era of reconciliation, Stories of Métis Women explains the story of the Métis Nation from the women’s own perspective. The UN has declared this “The Decade of Indigenous Languages” and Stories of Métis Women is one of the few books available in English and Michif, which is an endangered language.

Title:Stories of Métis Women: Tales My Kookum Told Me
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:August 6, 2021
Publisher:Durvile Publications
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781988824680

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