Amazing L’nu’k

Julie Pellissier-Lush, Robin Grant,

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ISBN: 9781774711682

Amazing L’nu’k

A Celebration of the People of Mi'kma'ki

  Author:   Julie Pellissier-Lush, Robin Grant,
  Artist :   James Bentley    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing Limited

The newest installment in the celebrated illustrated series about Amazing Atlantic Canadians, featuring incredible Indigenous people.

Delve into the uplifting stories of the people of Mi’kma’ki in this full-colour illustrated book. Meet a devoted water protector, learn about a teen determined to shed light on the tragic history of Residential Schools, and discover poets who use words to explore and champion the rich Mi’kmaw culture. From Grand Chief Gabriele Sylliboy and Elder Dorene Bernard to Rebecca Thomas and Landyn Toney, all of these amazing people call Mi’kma’ki (a territory that includes New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and parts of Newfoundland, Quebec, and Maine) home.

With dozens of profiles featuring artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, scientists, and more — both historical and present-day, from kids to Elders — Julie Pellissier-Lush and Robin Grant celebrate the many brilliant achievements of the Mi’kmaq.

Includes original colour illustrations by James Bentley, informative sidebars, a map of Mi’kmaw territories, a history of Mi’kma’ki , an index, and a glossary.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781774711682
Item NB1622
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
Published on June 7 2023
Language eng
Pages 192
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 7(in)
Shipping weight481(g)
Julie Pellissier-Lush M.S.M, actress, and bestselling author of My Mi'kmaq Mother, Poet Laureate for PEI, recipient of the Queens jubilee medal in 2013, the Meritorious Service Medal recipient in 2017, and the Senators 150 metal in April 2019. She grew up all over Eastern Canada and spent a number of years in Winnipeg, Manitoba, before coming back home. Julie is a graduate from the University of Winnipeg in 2000 with a double major in Psychology and Human Resource Management. She writes, acts, and does photography to preserve the history and culture of the Mi'kmaq for future generations. Julie wrote the poems for the play Mi'kmaq Legends which has been performed on many different stages in the Atlantic region. It is her hope that this play will someday travel across Canada and beyond so more people have the opportunity to learn about the rich Mi'kmaq history! Julie lives in PEI with her husband Rick, her five children, and her granddaughter Miah.

Robin Grant is a seasoned consultant and journalist whose life and work are underpinned by a passion for social activism, a love of the arts, and a belief in the limitless potential of young people. Robin founded For the Love of Learning (now ArtForce NL); launched branches of Journalists for Human Rights, Uth Ink, and Homeless Nation; was awarded the Council of the Federation Literacy Medallion; and was featured in a Chatelaine cover story titled, "The Right to Read: How One Woman Made a Difference." After moving to Nova Scotia in 2017, Robin launched Digitally Lit: Atlantic Canadian Youth Read. When not championing literacy, she can be found enjoying life with her husband, Mike, his two children, and their three spoiled cats.

James Bentley lives and works on the small island of Île-Perrot, just off Montreal, Québec. He studied and began his career as a freelance illustrator; a practice which gave him a great love for drawing. Anchored in figuration, he now works mainly with acrylic on canvas and acrylic and pastel on paper. Bentley's current body of work is focused on the ocean, portraits, and figure studies. He is always on the search to paint in an inventive, open manner.