niwîcihâw / I Help

by Caitlin Nicholson (Author), Leona Morin-Neilson (Translator)

This simple story in Cree and English explores a young child’s relationship to his grandmother, or nôkhom, as they go for a walk in the woods to pick rosehips. The young boy follows his grandmother, walking, listening, picking, praying and eating, just as she does. In doing so, he absorbs the rich cultural traditions and values of his Cree heritage.

Caitlin Dale Nicholson’s acrylic-on-canvas illustrations portray the close relationship between the boy and his grandmother and the natural beauty of the bush. Her text has been translated into Cree by Leona Morin-Neilson, who was also the inspiration for niwîcihâw / ᓂᐄᐧᒋᐦᐋᐤ / I Help.

Formerly titled Niwechihaw / I Help, this revised paperback edition features updated text, including Cree syllabics in addition to standard roman orthography and English.

Book details

Publication date
February 28, 2018
Publisher
ISBN
9781773061962
Paper ISBN
9780888998125
File size
27 MB