This Is What I've Been Told / Mii Yi Gaa-Bi-Wiindmaagooyaan

Armstrong, J.
Author Juliana Armstrong highlights important Ojibway traditions while showcasing and defining Ojibway words and concepts, accompanied by rich and clear illustrations. Beliefs and rituals are passed down from generation to generation by elders, allowing the culture and language to stay alive after the experience of residential schools and the ban on Indigenous languages. This story shines a light on these cultural elements and provides readers with an introduction to language preservation. In elementary classrooms, the book lends itself well as a read-aloud, and teachers may use the book to explore other Indigenous languages. Students can be encouraged to make illustrated books or art with words they learn or create visual resources for the classroom.
Indigenous, Novel
Arts Education
  • 2-5

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