Dozay (Arlene) Christmas
French and Mi’kmaw version of Michael James Isaac’s How The Ghost Came to Be Called the Ghost Cat / Ta’n Petalu Telui’tut Skite’kmujewey Mia’wj. Available exclusively from Fernwood Publishing.
This engaging story, with beautiful illustrations by Dozay (Arlene) Christmas, allows the reader to reconnect to and understand the seven teachings and their meaning in relation to themselves and society as a whole. The Lost Teachings is a story about the importance of the seven teachings – wisdom, respect, love, honesty, humility, courage and truth – and how interconnected they are in achieving balance, harmony and peace for individuals and society as a whole.
This beautifully illustrated book, written in both Mi’kmaw and English, reflects the experiences of First Nations peoples’ assimilation into the Euro-Canadian school system, but speaks to everyone who is marginalized or at risk.