Launch of Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock (HighWater Press), illustrated by Amanda Strong.
This whimsical story celebrates the revitalization of Cree dialects and traditional methods of storytelling.
During an unfortunate mishap, young Awâsis loses Kôhkum’s freshly baked world-famous bannock. Not knowing what to do, Awâsis seeks out a variety of other-than-human relatives willing to help. What adventures are in store for Awâsis?
The book includes a pronunciation guide and the recipe for Kôhkum’s world-famous bannock.
Though illustrator Amanda Strong will not be present for the launch, her contributions will be celebrated.
Author Dallas Hunt is a teacher, writer, and member of Wapisewsipi (Swan River First Nation) in Treaty 8 territory in Northern Alberta, Canada. As a proponent of language revitalization, he wanted his debut book for children, Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock, to include words in Cree. Dallas lives in Winnipeg and enjoys reading great books to his nieces and nephews.