Foin d’odeur

Theresa Meuse

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ISBN: 9781774711989

Foin d’odeur

[Sweetgrass] french edition

  Author:   Theresa Meuse  
  Artist :   Jessica Jerome    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing Limited

Indigenous Knowledge Series

Top Grade: CanLit for the Classroom selection, 2022
Best Books for Kids and Teens, Fall 2022 selection

English description follows.

C’est le début du mois de juillet, et pour Matthew et sa tantine, cela signifie une chose : c’est le temps de la cueillette de foin d’odeur. Cette année, le jeune cousin de Matthew, Warren, y va aussi, et ce sera la première fois qu’il se rend au littoraloù pousse le foin d’odeur. Grâce aux savoirs mi’kmaw traditionnels de Tantine et aux doux conseils de Matthew, Warren découvre la variété d’utilisations du foin d’odeur — comme médecine traditionnelle, offrande sacrée, ingrédient de purification par la fumée — ainsi que l’importance de ne pas cueillir plus que nécessaire pour ses besoins. Une fois le trio de retour chez Tantine, elle montre aux garçons comment nettoyer et tresser le foin. Cette histoire touchante sur les cadeaux que nous recevons de la Terre Mère et comment les cueillir avec respect offre une perspective réfléchie sur une tradition autochtone vénérée.

It’s early July, and for Matthew and his Auntie that means one thing: time to go sweetgrass picking. This year, Matthew’s younger cousin Warren is coming along, and it will be his first time visiting the shoreline where the sweetgrass grows.

With Auntie’s traditional Mi’kmaw knowledge and Matthew’s gentle guidance, Warren learns about the many uses for sweetgrass — as traditional medicine, a sacred offering, a smudging ingredient — and the importance of not picking more than he needs. Once the trio is back at Auntie’s house, she shows the boys how to clean and braid the grass.

This heartfelt story about the gifts we receive from Mother Earth and how to gather them respectfully offers thoughtful insight into a treasured Mi’kmaw tradition.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781774711989
Item NB1708
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
Published on September 30 2023
Language FRE
Pages 32
Format Paperback
Dimensions8(in) x 9(in)
Shipping weight108(g)
Born and raised in the Bear River First Nation community, Theresa Meuse is a First Nations educator and advisor. She is the author of The Sharing Circle, and has contributed articles to the Mi'kmaq Anthology (volumes 1 and 2) and the book L'sitkuk: The Story of the Bear River Mi'kmaw Community. Theresa lives in Elmsdale, Nova Scotia.

Jessica Jerome is a two-spirit graphic designer, born in the Listuguj Mi'kmaw First Nation, and raised as a member of the Mi'kmaq's of Gesgapegiag, located along the banks of the Gaspé Peninsula. Originally introduced to art as a way of dealing with grief, Jessica quickly became a skilled artist, earning certificates in visual arts, communications, and graphic design. She works as a freelance graphic designer/Illustrator and artist consultant. Her artwork is displayed in public and privately owned galleries.