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The Gift Is in the Making

Anishinaabeg Stories

read by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson & Tiffany Ayalik

tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, general (see also headings under social themes), values & virtues
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published: Jul 2020
ISBN:9781553799153
publisher: HighWater Press
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The Gift Is in the Making retells previously published Anishinaabeg stories, bringing to life Anishinaabeg values and teachings to a new generation. Readers are immersed in a world where all genders are respected, the tiniest being has influence in the world, and unconditional love binds families and communities to each other and to their homeland. Sprinkled with gentle humour and the Anishinaabe language, this collection of stories speaks to children and adults alike, and reminds us of the timelessness of stories that touch the heart.

 

About the Authors

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg writer, scholar, and musician, and is a member of Alderville First Nation. She is the author of five previous books, including This Accident of Being Lost, which won the MacEwan University Book of the Year; was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Trillium Book Award; was longlisted for CBC Canada Reads; and was named a best book of the year by the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and Quill & Quire. She has released two albums, including f(l)ight, which is a companion piece to This Accident of Being Lost.  Her new novel Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies is forthcoming from House of Anansi Press in the fall of 2020.

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Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg writer, scholar, and musician, and is a member of Alderville First Nation. She is the author of five previous books, including This Accident of Being Lost, which won the MacEwan University Book of the Year; was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Trillium Book Award; was longlisted for CBC Canada Reads; and was named a best book of the year by the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and Quill & Quire. She has released two albums, including f(l)ight, which is a companion piece to This Accident of Being Lost.  Her new novel Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies is forthcoming from House of Anansi Press in the fall of 2020.

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Contributor Notes

Leanne Betasomosake Simpson is a writer, traditional storyteller, and a spoken-word artist of Michi Saagiig Mishnaabeg ancestry and is a memeber of Alderville First Nation. She holds a PhD from the Univeristy of Manitoba, and most recently taught in the PhD Progam in Indigenous Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Leanne is the author of several books and scholarly articles, and the 2012 winner of Briarpatch magazine's Writing from the Margins competition for short fiction.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
9 to 15
Grade:
4 to 9
Editorial Review

 

“The stories have been selected, honed and told by the author many times before they were written down and are presented with sly humour, respect and awareness of a long storytelling tradition continuing into the present. The stories vary in their length, their tone, their concrete presentation (several are structured as long narrative poems), and all are relevant to today, not only for the Anishinabe children but for all citizens of western society. Highly Recommended.” – Gail de Vos for CM Association

 

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