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Elk Whistle Warrior Society

by (author) Rick Revelle

Crossfield Publishing
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
Indigenous Studies, General, Family Relationships
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
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This action and adventure story takes place in the 1960s. Revelle highlights the skills required to be part of the Elk Whistle Warrior Society, an organization that was founded 650 years ago by Anishinaabe and Cree teenagers. Characters who have made not so great choices in their lives are given an opportunity to change, come back to their roots, and become strong role models in their community. This story dates back to the original pre-contact series Algonquin Quest, but it can be read and enjoyed on its own.

Readers see these modern characters as “superheroes” who have the powers of education and martial arts used for the good of their community; they are strong, Indigenous, female role models. Rick’s books are read in Native Studies classes across Canada. The Elk Whistle Warrior Society is his fifth book and the start of a new series.

About the author

Rick was born in Smiths Falls Ontario. He worked for Nortel for 30 years, retiring in 2002. He belongs to the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation. His early years were spent in Wilton and Odessa Ontario. He lived for 32 years in Glenburnie Ontario and since 2019 in Napanee, Ontario. He has a Black Belt in Judo. In the 70's and early 80's he coached softball, winning two Intermediate and one Junior A Ontario Championship. He also coached at 3 Canadian Championships. Rick is in the Loyalist Township Sports Hall of Fame.
I Am Algonquin (2013), Algonquin Spring (2015), Algonquin Sunset (2017) were published by Dundurn Press. Crossfield Publishing of St Mary's Ontario is publishing the final novel of the series Algonquin Legacy that will come out sometime in 2021.The series takes place on both sides of the St Lawrence River Valley and the Great Lakes and to the Rocky Mountains during the years of 1320 to 1350's. It follows an Algonquin Native family unit as they fight to survive in the harsh climate of warfare, survival from the elements and the constant quest for food of this pre—contact era. His readers are introduced to the Algonquin, Anishinaabe, Lakota, Mi�kmaq, Mohawk, and Lak?�ta, languages as they are used in the vernacular in the four novels.
The books are read in Native Studies classes across Canada.
Rick is currently working on a novel called The Elk Whistle Warrior Society.

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