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Treaty Words

For As Long As the Rivers Flow

by Aimée Craft, illustrated by Luke Swinson

tagged: native canadian, native american, multigenerational
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list price: $18.99
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published: Mar 2021
pages: 250
ISBN:9781773214979
publisher: Annick Press
Description

The first treaty that was made was between the earth and the sky. It was an agreement to work together. We build all of our treaties on that original treaty.

On the banks of the river that have been Mishomis’s home his whole life, he teaches his granddaughter to listen—to hear both the sounds and the silences, and so to learn her place in Creation. Most importantly, he teaches her about treaties—the bonds of reciprocity and renewal that endure for as long as the sun shines, the grass grows, and the rivers flow. 

Accompanied by beautiful illustrations by Luke Swinson and an author’s note at the end, Aimée Craft affirms the importance of understanding an Indigenous perspective on treaties in this evocative book that is essential for readers of all ages.

About the Authors
Aimée Craft is the Director of Research at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and an associate professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba. She is the author of Breathing Life into the Stone Fort Treaty.
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Luke Swinson is an Anishinaabe illustrator who is a member of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. He lives in Kitchener, ON.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
10 to 18
Grade:
5 to 12
Editorial Reviews

“Meditative, devotional, and vital.” 

— Kirkus Reviews, *starred review, 03/02/21

“Craft’s writing is almost faultless. Her lyrical and evocative word choices are ideal for reading aloud in order to enjoy the rhythms of the poetic language. . . . Swinson’s illustrations augment the sense of love and respect conveyed by the words. . . . Highly recommended.” 

— CM Reviews, 01/29/21

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