Monday, 05 May 2014 00:00


Deborah L. Delaronde-Falk lives in central Manitoba on a cattle ranch along the western shores of Lake Winnipegosis. She honours her Metis heritage by writing and publishing under her maiden name. Deborah’s nine published stories (with the exception of Friendship Bay and The Rabbit’s Race) are historical in setting and focus around Metis protagonists, with story situations that she hopes will convey the way of life of the Metis people in early Canadian history. The Stone Gift is contemporary in setting and is her tenth book. Deborah is the first recipient of the ‘Beatrice Mosionier Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award’ in 2015 (Manitoba Book Awards). Read about it here!

Visit Deborah's website.

Published in First Nation Authors
Monday, 05 May 2014 00:00




Emma’s Gift
Author: Deborah L. Delaronde (*winner of the 2015 Beatrice Mosionier Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award!)

Emma wants to participate in her community’s annual ‘King’s Day’ celebration that is held every year on January 6th. She loves to see the gifts that are given and hear the stories people tell when they visit. Her mother, however, feels that Emma is too young.

When Emma’s grandmother hurts herself, Emma reluctantly agrees to help. In helping her grandmother prepare and serve her King’s Day meal, Emma discovers the meaning behind this special day. ‘King’s Day’ is about celebrating Christ’s birth and the Three Wise Kings who visited the baby Jesus bearing gifts on this holy day. Emma learns that ‘King’s Day’ is not only about exchanging gifts, it’s also about helping family and friends by giving one's time.

Illustrated by: Jay Odjick

Metis and children’s author Deborah L. Delaronde-Falk has won the Beatrice Mosionier Aboriginal Writer of the Year award with her latest book titled Emma’s Gift. She received the prestigious award at the Manitoba Book Awards ceremony held at the Marlborough Hotel in Winnipeg on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Read more:

Published in Childrens
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00



Living in Harmony - The Anishinaubaemowin series   
by author: Basil Johnston.

“In late August the birds that migrate for the winter begin to gather in flocks. How soon or late they gather will reflect how soon or late winter will set in, but it will always take place in conjunction with the setting of autumn. It is the voice of Mother Earth pulsating through the plants to the insects, birds, and animals, letting them know that it is time to go. What insects, birds and animals do in answer to Mother Earth’s beckoning is nothing more nor nothing less than it is time to do this because this is taking place.”

– Exerpt from Introduction by Basil Johnston

You can purchase prints of the images from Living In Harmony By Adiran Nadjiwon By Clicking the Image Below

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