The Creator’s Plan

Richard Pellissier-Lush

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ISBN: 9781773661704

The Creator’s Plan

  Author:   Richard Pellissier-Lush  
  Artist :   Jessica Jerome    
  Publisher:  Acorn Press

“My son, you do not need black hair, brown skin, or brown eyes like me to pray and practice your culture. You will learn the songs and the drumming in time. The Creator’s plan was to give you everything that makes you who you are, and you are perfect to me just the way you are! Always remember that, no matter what anyone else says to you. We need to pray for those children too, my son, as hard as that may seem. But remember, you are exactly how the Creator planned you to be, and I will love you until the end of time.”

As a Mi’kmaq child, Richard Pellissier-Lush grew looking different than other the other Indigenous children. He didn’t feel he fit in with the non-Indigenous or the Indigenous children he knew. But his mother continually reminding him that he was part of the Creator’s plan empowered him to embrace his culture no matter what he looked like. Her chorus of encouragement stayed with him through his childhood and helped make him the man he is today.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781773661704
Item AC0222
PublisherAcorn Press
PublisherAcorn Press
Published on October 15 2024
Language ENG
Pages 32
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 9(in)
Shipping weight0(g)
Richard Pellissier-Lush is a Mi’kmaq man from Lennox Island First Nation, PEI. His passions are based on his Mi’kmaq culture, traditions, loyalty and love of the First Nations communities and his family, the Mi’kmaq People. Richard works with L’nuey as an Engagement Officer and he previously worked with the PEI Aboriginal Sport Circle and was heavily involved with the two First Nation Communities here in PEI, his biggest strength is working with his Mi’kmaq brothers and sisters. Richard graduated and was selected to be the Valedictorian of his 2012 Sport & Leisure Management Program, and continued his Education at the University of Manitoba. Richard is one of the founders and original members of Mi’kmaq Legends (Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors), an all Indigenous Theatre Group that specializes in telling the stories, traditions, songs, dances, and culture of the Mi’kmaq from the past, and present. He has acquired and thrived in skills of public speaking, hosting engagement sessions, and educating non-Indigenous and Indigenous people of the Mi’kmaq on PEI, as well as working with and teaching the next generation about their culture and traditions. Richard is passionate about working with First Nation Communities to make sure the Mi’kmaq People know their rights, understand their rights, and help build a future for all L’nu that is strong and can flourish seven generations from today.

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.