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.
Métis
First Peoples
family
tradition
culture
customs
lobstick
spruce tree
Author/Publisher/Website
Dorion, L.M.
Primary Identifier
9781926795171
Subject
English Language Arts