Great Women from our First Nations
Written by Kelly Fournel.
Published by Second Story Press, 2007.
|This new title in the First
Nations Series for Young Readers profiles ten outstanding women leaders. They
include Suzanne Rochon-Burnett, a Métis broadcaster, journalist and
First Nations advocate, winner of the Governor Generals Award for her
work on Native Womens rights; Susan Aglukark, Inuit singer and
songwriter; and Emily Pauline JohnsonCanadas first published First
Nations poet. All of these trailblazing women are role models who have raised
the profile of indigenous culture in North America.
From heroines of the past to women making new history today, Great Women from our First Nations reminds young readers of the extraordinary contributions of First Nations women to our country and to our daily lives.
About the author: Kelly Fournel is a writer and editor who works in a library in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Her fathers family is Manitoba Métis and her great-great-great grandfather was a middleman for the Hudsons Bay Company. This is her first book.
This book is intended for ages 9 to 13.
Also from the First Nations Book for Young Readers series:
Men of Courage from our First Nations
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