Recent Publications at MFNERC
Echoes of Our Dakota Ancestors
Enjoy a year of charmingly illustrated imakhmakhapi woyakapi, enjoyments that are told, in the Dakota language.
In this delightful collection, each chapter, featuring stories, poems, and other resources in the Dakota language, is based on a different month of the year. Doris Pratt, a long time Dakota language teacher and material developer shares these Dakota “echoes” to help students learn and practice the language.
First Nations Ceremonies
Written by Valerie Roulette and illustrated by Scott B. Henderson and Amber Green, First Nations Ceremonies is a beautiful and informative booklet that explores various Anishinaabe teachings that have been handed down from Elders, encouraging mino-pimaatisiwin, the good life.
These practices, including smudging, naming ceremonies and sweat lodges, are still used today, crossing time from the past to the future.
Grassroots Anthology: Volume 3
This volume, the third in the Grassroots Anthology series, continues the celebration of First Nations artistic perspectives. It shares even more stories, poems, fine art and photographs from talented artists and writers in Manitoba.
As with volumes one and two, it is hoped that this anthology will inspire young people to pursue their own creative aspirations so they may also share their stories.
Under a Blanket of Stars
Marvel at the wonders of the night sky with this five-book collection of legends and stories about the constellations.
Compiled by science facilitator Wilfred Buck, these short books invite readers to examine the stars in a new way and learn about astronomy from a First Nations perspective.