Great Women from our First Nations

Great Women from our First Nations

10.95

By Kelly Fournel

 

Profiles of ten trailblazing women leaders who have raised the profile of indigenous culture in North America.

Ten outstanding women leader are profiled, including Suzanne Rochon-Burnett, a Métis broadcaster, journalist, First Nations advocate and winner of the Governor General's Award for her work on Native Women's rights; Susan Aglukark, an Inuit singer and songwriter; and Emily Pauline Johnson—Canada's first published First Nations poet. All of these trailblazing women are role models who have raised the profile of indigenous culture in North America.

A First Nations Book for Young Readers

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About the Author

Kelly Fournel is a writer and editor living in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Her father’s family is Manitoba Métis (Cree and French Canadian—their Cree surname is Star) and her great-grandfather was a middleman for the Hudson’s Bay Company. She currently works for the Director of the John M. Cuelenaere Public Library and enjoys life with her husband and their beloved fat cat. This is her first book.


Product Information

  • Release: September 30, 2007
  • $10.95 Paperback
  • 96 Pages
  • 6 x 9
  • Children’s Nonfiction
  • Ages 9-13 / Grades 4-8
  • Guided Reading: X
  • ISBN: 9781897187258

Subjects

  • Character Education
    > Strong Female Characters
  • Language Arts
    > Biography
  • History & Social Studies
    > Social Justice
  • Reflecting Diversity
    > First Nations & Indigenous Peoples

Awards for Great Women from our First Nations

  • 2008 Saskatchewan Book Awards "Best First Book" Finalist

Praise for Great Women from our First Nations

"Fournel's voice is straightforward, offering carefully chosen details about her subjects' emergence as international role models." - Saskatoon Star-Phoenix