Stories Of Métis Women: Tales My Kookum Told Me

byBailey OsterBy (artist)Krista Leddy Foreword byAudrey Poitras

August 15, 2021|
Stories Of Métis Women: Tales My Kookum Told Me by Bailey Oster
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This book, and accompanying Vimeo documentary link (DVD available on request), is a collection of 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 a their 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.

Bailey Oster, Author/Editor Bailey Oster is a Métis woman with roots in the Red River Settlement and St. Paul des Métis. Bailey received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a special research focus in restorative justice. She currently works as a manager within the Youth Programs and Services Department at the Métis Nation of Albert...
Title:Stories Of Métis Women: Tales My Kookum Told Me
Product dimensions:256 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.7 in
Published:August 15, 2021
Publisher:Durvile Publications
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781988824215

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