amazon.ca

Thousands of Canadian-authored kids and YA books

9781988824833_author Enlarge Cover View Excerpt
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $29.95
edition:Paperback
published: Apr 2022
pages: 144
ISBN:9781988824833
publisher: Durvile Publications
imprint: UpRoute

Siksikaitsitapi

Stories of the Blackfoot People

by Payne Many Guns; Crystal Many Fingers; Sheena Potts; Latasha Calf Robe; Tim Fox; Marlene Yellow Horn & DerRic Starlight, foreword by Alayna Many Guns

tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, indigenous studies, native american languages
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $29.95
edition:Paperback
published: Apr 2022
pages: 144
ISBN:9781988824833
publisher: Durvile Publications
imprint: UpRoute
Description

In Siksikaitsitapi: Stories of the Blackfoot People, seven authors share their stories that come from both from legend and from their personal experiences, with many of the stories in both Blackfoot and English languages. The book is illustrated with beautiful full-colour pictures and photos which help convey these stories from Blackfoot traditional and contemporary traditions and cultures.The Blackfoot Confederacy is made up of the Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, and Amskapi Piikuni Nations of Southern Alberta and Montana.

Payne Many Guns' story captures the ways the Blackfoot People live in harmony with the land, animals, and stars in their traditional lands.
Crystal Many Fingers tells a delightful, modern story about animals, their gifts, and why they were put on Earth.
Sheena Potts' story beautifully illustrates the many ways love is alive in Blackfoot traditions and culture.
Tim Fox tells a humerous story about mice who are having a celebration that the raven Napi and a group of dogs want to join.
Marlene Yellow Horn shares her personal story of the teachings she learned as a child about the Elders' traditional and sacred knowledge.
DerRic Starlight tells the tale of Morning Star's diverse and loving family life.

Foreword is by Alayna Many Guns.

About the Authors
Payne Many Guns

Payne Many Guns

Author profile page >

Crystal Many Fingers

Crystal Many Fingers

Author profile page >

Sheena Potts

Author profile page >

Latasha Calf Robe

Latasha Calf Robe

Author profile page >

Tim Fox

Tim Fox

Author profile page >

Marlene Yellow Horn

Marlene Yellow Horn

Author profile page >

DerRic Starlight

DerRic Starlight

Author profile page >

Alayna Many Guns

Alayna Many Guns

Author profile page >
Contributor Notes

About the first of seven authors
PAYNE MANY GUNS
My name is Payne Many Guns. My traditional name is Iikootsomin which means “Red Wing.” It is my great-greatgrandfather’s name that I am honoured to have. I am a member of the Siksika Nation which is part of the Blackfoot Confederacy. I come from a long line of chiefs and signatories of Treaty 7. I am also the founder and owner of Niitsitapi Co. which is an Indigenous clothing brand. I am very passionate about my language and culture because of the knowledge, pride, strength, and resiliency it gives me.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
11 to 18
Grade:
6 to 12
Editorial Review

“Children everywhere can learn through Blackfoot storytelling.” — Beverly Hungry Wolf, author of The Ways of My Grandmothers