Honouring The Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend

Silverthorne, J., Lavallee, R.
The power of storytelling and its role in Indigenous cultures is highlighted in this colourful picture book about how Buffalo persuades the Creator and sacrifices itself for the livelihood of the Plains Cree people. Young readers learn about an agreement that brings harmony to the Cree people and about the significant role that the buffalo played in their survival on the prairies, fulfilling a noble role and becoming an honoured symbol. This picture book is suitable for all ages. It may be of particular interest to teachers seeking to introduce students to the concept of Traditional Ecological Knowledge and how knowledge, practices, and beliefs develop over generations. Students throughout the primary and lower intermediate grades could also be inspired to research how various Indigenous cultures have unique ways of sustainably using resources for food, shelter, clothing, medicine, and spiritual practices.
Indigenous, Novel
Applied Design, Skills & Technology
  • K-5

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