• Pisim Picture Book App

    On October 24, 2019 the Six Seasons of Asiniskaw Ithiniwak collaborative research group celebrated the launch of the first picture book app in the Six Seasons series. A retelling of the 2013 story Pisim Finds Her Miskanaw, by William Dumas, the free app brings Pisim’s journey richly to life through full-colour illustrations, songs, interactive games, and cultural notes.

  • Pīsim Finds Her Miskanow Teachers Guide

    Pisim Finds Her Miskanow provides groundbreaking historical information about the culture and language of the Rocky Cree people around present-day South Indian Lake, Manitoba. The Teacher’s Guide for Pisim Finds Her Miskanow focusses on midwifery, Miskanow, journey making, and storytelling. The lessons and activities in the guide support the learning outcomes included in Manitoba curriculum documents. The guide emphasizes the origins of First Peoples, their connections to the land, their culture, types of leadership, the value of oral culture, and the forms of interaction before and during early contact with Europeans.

  • Six Seasons Indigenous research receives $2.5 Million

    In 1993, the remains of a 25-year-old Cree woman who lived 350 years ago were discovered by two residents of South Indian Lake in northern Manitoba. The story of this ancestor as told through the archaeological research inspired renowned storyteller William Dumas to reimagine a week in her life at the age of twelve in the award-winning picture book, Pīsim Finds Her Miskanow, published in 2013. Now, a project to extend the reclamation of Asiniskow Ithiiniwak (Rocky Cree) language, history, and culture has been awarded a Partnership Grant in the amount of $2.5 million by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

  • Pisim Picture Book App

    On October 24, 2019 the Six Seasons of Asiniskaw Ithiniwak collaborative research group celebrated the launch of the first picture book app in the Six Seasons series. A retelling of the 2013 story Pisim Finds Her Miskanaw, by William Dumas, the free app brings Pisim’s journey richly to life through full-colour illustrations, songs, interactive games, and cultural notes.