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Owls See Clearly at Night / Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak Lii Swer : A Michif Alphabet/ L'alfabet di Michif
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This picture book is a small glimpse, from A to Z, of some of the sights and sounds of the Michif language and its speakers. The language of the Métis, Michif is a combination of French and Cree with a trace of other regional languages. Once spoken by thousands of people across the prairies of Canada and the northern United States, Michif is now so little spoken that it might disappear within a generation. This alphabet book is part of a resurgence to celebrate and preserve the traditions of the Métis people. Here Michif and English words combine with images from Métis culture to introduce all generations to the unique Michif language. The book even includes a brief introduction to the language's history, a pronunciation guide, and a list of references for those interested in learning more about Michif.
An alphabet book introduction to Michif, the endangered language of the Métis people, which presents Michif and English words combined with images from Métis culture to introduce new generations to the unique traditions of and language once spoken by thousands of people who lived across the Canadian and northern United States prairies.
Number of Pages: 56
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Animals / Birds, Concepts / Alphabet
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Julie Flett
Street Date: September 7, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-3188