THE SOCKEYE MOTHER, Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett David Huson), Natasha Donovan, Highwater Press

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Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson) — Book Launch

Thursday Jan 04 2018 7:30 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Travel Alcove

Launch of The Sockeye Mother (Highwater Press), illustrated by Natasha Donovan.

To the Gitxsan people of Northwestern British Columbia, the sockeye salmon is more than just a source of food. Over its life cycle, it nourishes the very land and forests that the Skeena River runs through and where the Gitxsan make their home. The Sockeye Mother explores how the animals, water, soil, and seasons are all intertwined.

Brett D. Huson is from the Gitxsan Nation, an Indigenous people from an unceded territory in the Northwest Interior of British Columbia, Canada. For the past decade, Brett has worked in the film and television industry, and has volunteered for such organizations as Ka Ni Kanichihk and Indigenous Music Manitoba.

Growing up in a strong matrilineal society, Brett experienced and learned about the culture, land, and political landscape he was born into. From this came a passion to create and share the knowledge and stories of his people, which reflect the importance of environmental balance and a cultural knowledge that spans thousands of years.

See:

The Sockeye Mother

– Children’s hardcover

by Brett D. Huson – $23.00 – Add to Cart

To the Gitxsan people of Northwestern British Columbia, the sockeye salmon is more than just a source of food. Over its life cycle, it nourishes the very land and forests

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Synopsis:

To the Gitxsan people of Northwestern British Columbia, the sockeye salmon is more than just a source of food. Over its life cycle, it nourishes the very land and forests that the Skeena River runs through and where the Gitxsan make their home. The Sockeye Mother explores how the animals, water, soil, and seasons are all intertwined.

MY THOUGHTS:

The above information pretty much summarizes what and how I feel about this book.  It is stunning and beautiful.  The illustrations are bright and colorful and with the text, tell an amazing story everyone should read.  Share this book with everyone you know, it is substantially important to the Gitxsan people but can be rewritten to be as equally important to anyone when considering food and this planet as its supplier. Respect is needed for our planet and what she gives us, it’s just too sad to see how little it is cared for, respected and understood.

I give this book:

5starReviews-1

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