Fort Chipewyan Homecoming: A Journey to Native Canada

Fort Chipewyan Homecoming: A Journey to Native Canada

by Morningstar Mercredi, Carly Bordeau
     
 

This addition to the acclaimed We Are Still Here series introduces Matthew Dunn, a 12-year-old boy who lives in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada. Because his parents are divorced, Matthew alternates spending one year with each of them. This summer his mother, who is Metis Indian, has decided to take Matthew to Fort Chipewyan, an old settlement in northeastern Alberta,… See more details below

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This addition to the acclaimed We Are Still Here series introduces Matthew Dunn, a 12-year-old boy who lives in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada. Because his parents are divorced, Matthew alternates spending one year with each of them. This summer his mother, who is Metis Indian, has decided to take Matthew to Fort Chipewyan, an old settlement in northeastern Alberta, so he can learn more about his Native heritage. There, Matthew learns about some of the traditional Metis, Dene, and Chipewyan Indian crafts, activities, and foods.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-6In this photographic essay, 12-year-old Matthew Dunn takes a trip to Fort Chipewyan in Alberta, Canada, to learn about his Chipewyan, Mtis, and Cree heritage. His visit to relatives coincides with the community's celebration of Treaty Days, commemorating the 1899 agreement that gave the Chipewyans hunting and fishing rights as well as reservation land. Each year the people gather for games, dances, sports, and feasting. Matthew also learns about traditional ways of fishing and drying fish; making bannock, a quick bread that can be cooked over a campfire; and native beadwork and crafts. The clear, full-color photos support the clearly written text. Although similar to Russell M. Peters's Clambake (Lerner, 1992), this book has a more personal viewpoint because the author, Matthew's mother, includes a preface remembering her own childhood in Fort Chipewyan.Mollie Bynum, formerly at Chester Valley Elementary School, Anchorage, AK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822526599
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Series:
We Are Still Here Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
9.66(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)
Lexile:
750L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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