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"The incantatory verse that animates this song of praise to a mother who kept the magic of the powwow alive for her son's generation casts a spell, to be sure, but Leonard Paul's stunning paintings of dancers in full-feathered dress and face paint eclipse all else." The Globe and Mail
The Powwow is a time-honored Native American custom. It is a celebration of life and spirituality, a remembrance of traditions, uniting a people through dance and ritual.
Long Powwow Nights takes you on a wonderful journey, honoring these mystical dancers who keep their traditions alive through dance and song. In its poetic verses, David Bouchard and Pam Aleekuk skillfully narrate the story of a mother's dedication to her roots and her efforts to impress upon her child the importance of culture and identity.
|Publisher:||Red Deer Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
David Bouchard is one of Canada's best-selling and award-winning authors. His books for young readers include Nokum is My Teacher, The Song Within My Heart, The Drum Calls Softly and An Aboriginal Carol. He lives in western Canada.
Pam Aleekuk grew up on the prairies and is of Métis descent. She has worked for many years in the aboriginal community both in Canada's North as well as with the First Nations of Alberta. Pamela has been nominated twice for the Governor General's Award for Excellence in teaching Canadian History. Currently Pamela is an educator working in Edmonton, Alberta and enjoys teaching English, and writing in her spare time.
Leonard Paul is a widely acclaimed painter born in Halifax, whose art has been featured in exhibits around the world. He has been recently nominated for the Governor General's Award.