Stand Like a Cedar
From the author of Shi-shi-etko and Shin-chi's Canoe comes this all-new celebration of Indigenous languages, the West Coast landscape, and deep connection to the land.
When you go for a walk in nature, who do you see? What do you hear?
Award-winning storyteller Nicola I. Campbell shows what it means to "stand like a cedar" on this beautiful journey of discovery through the wilderness. Learn the names of animals in the Halq'emeylem and other Indigenous languages as well as the teachings they have for us. Experience a celebration of sustainability and connection to the land through lyrical storytelling and Carrielynn Victor's breathtaking art in this children's illustrated book.
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About the author: Nicola I. Campbell is the author of Shi-shi-etko, Shin-chi's Canoe, Grandpa's Girls, and A Day with Yayah. Nłeʔkepmx, Syílx, and Métis, from British Columbia, her stories weave cultural and land-based teachings that focus on respect, endurance, healing, and reciprocity.
Nicola's books have been been among the finalists for numerous children's literary awards. Shin-chi's Canoe won the 2009 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and was a 2008 Governor General's Award for Illustration finalist.
About the illustrator: Carrielynn Victor is fueled by the passion to tell stories through her art. Her ancestors come from around the world descending from bloodlines in Scotland, Ireland, and Wales that arrived in the Americas in the 1600s, and Coast Salish ancestors that have been sustained by S'olh Temexw (our land) since time immemorial. Carrielynn was born and raised in S'olh Temexw and nurtured by many parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
Along with a thriving art practice, Carrielynn maintains a communal role as a plant practitioner. The responsibilities for traditional plant practitioners range from protection and preservation of lands to networking and trade, and harvest and preparation methods.