Book written by Northland School Division features Elders stories

“During the project, students listened to local Elders during storytelling sessions. The students then received permission from the Elders, to create a book using the stories that were shared during these sessions. The students put the stories in their own words, drawing pictures to accompany the text.”

 

A book written by Northland School Division students is now available on Amazon!
 
The published book was made possible with funding from our friends at Cenovus Energy. The funding supported a community storytelling project.
 
During the project, students listened to local Elders during storytelling sessions. The students then received permission from the Elders, to create a book using the stories that were shared during these sessions. The students put the stories in their own words, drawing pictures to accompany the text.
 
This book is a compilation of many stories from Elders in Northland School Division communities. The title of the book is Finding Fire Within: by Reconnecting with the Land.
 
Northland has 18 schools in Northern Alberta, including schools in Wabasca-Desmarais, Sandy Lake, Chipewyan Lake, Calling Lake, some west of Lesser Slave Lake and all the way up to Fort Chipewyan next to Wood Buffalo National Park.
 
The paperback copy of “Finding Fire Within” can be purchased here.

 

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