Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Owls See Clearly book launch!

Finally this lovely book by Julie Flett, Owls See Clearly at Night (Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer): A Michif Alphabet (L’alfabet di Michif) has arrived from the printer's--and it's beautiful!

Come join us as we celebrate the book launch!
When: Saturday April 24, 3 to 5
Where: Collage Collage, 621 Kingsway, Vancouver

There will be owl mask crafts, coloring, bannock and tea!

Already the book has a great review:
"A result of the mingling of First Nations (mostly Cree and Ojibwe) and European cultures (mostly the French and Scots peoples), Michif has a long, rich history as an oral language, but its writing systems are fairly new. With this book Flett carries us along on a very unique alphabet journey... In a race against time, Owls See Clearly at Night represents an essential step in the direction of preserving and transmitting the Michif language to future generations. Kudos to Julie Flett for this very important contribution!" - Paper Tigers