Save This Date!
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Time: 7 pm
Place: The Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue
Join us in celebrating the one-of-a-kind book, Pīsim Finds Her Miskanow. The program includes a traditional ceremony, an introduction to the book project by Manitoba luminaries, and an author reading and book signing. Reception, art exhibit, and art sale will follow. This enchanting book deserves a place in every school in the province.
It is a beautiful rendition of historical fiction that can give all young people a collective understanding of the power of our history in shaping who we are.
Through the collaboration of storyteller William Dumas, illustrator Leonard Paul, a team of academics working in children’s literature at the University of Winnipeg, and community elders, it has transformed a three-hundred year- old story of a young girl living on the shores of what is now Southern Indian Lake into a magical narrative that will enthrall young audiences and, I dare say, many older readers as well. It is but another example of the rich and growing contributions of Aboriginal history and culture to our community.
As the introduction states, “It is a gift to the children of today who are seeking their identity.”
—Hon. Lloyd Axworthy, President & Vice-Chancellor, University of Winnipeg
The book’s original artwork collection [sample below], by renowned artist Leonard Paul, will be on display and for sale. This is the only time that the entire collection will be showcased.