The Secret of your Name

The Secret of your Name

Proud to Be Métis = Kiimooch Ka Shinikashooyen : Aen Kishchitaymook Aen Li Michif Iwik

Book - 2010
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First Nation Communities Read Nominee 2010

Canada's three most well known and respected M#65533;tis artists collaborate in this heart wrenching telling of what it means to be M#65533;tis.

Best selling, award winning M#65533;tis poet David Bouchard, once again makes books and culture available to all ages in The Secret of Your Name.

Bouchard's heartfelt story is illustrated by Canada's most prominent M#65533;tis artist Dennis Weber. Included on the accompanying CD, with reading in English/French and Michif, is the Red River Jig performed by acclaimed Master M#65533;tis Fiddler John Arcand.

Canada's M#65533;tis are the only mixed blood people in the world recognized by every level of government as being a Nation. The M#65533;tis have their own language, flag, songs and stories. They have exciting traditions and a proud history. Sadly, their journey was one of hardships, denial and often lies. In The Secret of Your Name , these three men open their hearts to all those who care to know what it means when it is said that we are Proud to be M#65533;tis!

This spectacular book will appeal to any and all who have an interest in Canada's aboriginal people. It will call out to art collectors, musicians and all who have ever pondered their own past.

Publisher: [Markham, ON] : Red Deer Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780889954397
Branch Call Number: C811.6 BOU 2010
Characteristics: 33 p. : col. ill., ports. 27 cm + 1 compact disc
Alternative Title: Kiimooch ka shinikashooyen

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Canada's Métis are the only mixed blood people in the world recognized by every level of government as being a Nation. The Métis have their own language, flag, songs and stories. They have exciting traditions and a proud history. Sadly, their journey was one of hardships, denial and often lies. I... Read More »


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