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As Long as the Rivers Flow
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Groundwood Books
Pub Date: 2003
ISBN: 9780888996961
Larry Loyie, Constance Brissenden, Heather D. Holmlund
As Long as the Rivers Flow
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As Long as the Rivers Flow

by Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden

Illustrated by Heather D. Holmlund

Starting in the 1800s and continuing into the 20th century, First Nations children were forcibly taken to government-sponsored residential schools to erase their traditional languages and cultures. This moving book tells of one such child, author Larry Loyie, and his last summer with his Cree tribe. It is a time of learning and adventure. He cares for an abandoned baby owl, watches his grandmother make winter moccasins, and sees her kill a huge grizzly with one shot. The sensitive text and Heather Holmlund's expressive illustrations beautifully capture the joy and drama of a First Nations family's last summer together.