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Stories of the Road Allowance People

The Revised Edition

by Maria Campbell, illustrated by Sherry Farrell Racette

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list price: $$30.00
edition:Paperback
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category: Fiction
published: Jan 2010
ISBN:9780920915998
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Maria Campbell’s highly-acclaimed Stories of the Road Allowance People is the quintessential collection of traditional Michif stories. Since it was first published in 1995, this treasured resource has given voice to Métis Elders and has informed both Métis and non-Métis about the traditional Michif worldview. The Gabriel Dumont Institute is honoured to offer this invaluable book in a new edition. With a new story and introduction by Maria Campbell, new artwork by Sherry Farrell Racette and a narration component in English and in Michif, Stories of the Road Allowance People provides readers with poignant retellings of Michif traditional stories handed down from lii vyeu—the Old People.

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Maria Campbell is a distinguished Metis author, playwright, filmmaker, and Elder. Her works have been published in eight countries and translated into four languages. Her bestselling book, Halfbreed, continues to be taught in schools across Canada.
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Maria Campbell is a distinguished Metis author, playwright, filmmaker, and Elder. Her works have been published in eight countries and translated into four languages. Her bestselling book, Halfbreed, continues to be taught in schools across Canada.
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Awards
  • Short-listed, Saskatchewan Book Awards - Regina Book Award
  • Short-listed, Saskatchewan Book Awards - First Peoples' Publishing Award

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Stories of the Road Allowance People: The Revised Edition

This revised edition of the 1995 original includes two new stories and new illustrations. The lilting text of these Métis folk tales reflects the oral tradition from which they were collected. The provenance of the stories is presented. Maria Campbell, highly acclaimed Métis Elder, collected the tales with permission and presents them to enhance understanding of the Métis worldview. Complex and humorous, these accounts evoke more recent time and place than creation narratives, and challenge colonial preconceptions. Racette’s illustrations beautifully complement the text. A CD contains two of the stories read aloud and examples of traditional music.

Caution: Includes coarse language, adult situations and sexual references.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2011-2012.

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