My First Metis Lobstick
A young Metis boy in 1820 Manitoba tells of his first experience carving a lobstick, a spruce tree with branches removed that is used as a distance marker or cultural symbol. As he details the event he describes customs and culture in a Metis village in early Canada. Well-suited as a read-aloud in grades 2-6 to support study of Canada’s First Peoples and to discuss students’ own cultures and heritage. The book has both English and Michif text and detailed and colourful traditional Cree illustrations which add depth to the story.
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English Language Arts