TIFA Kids

Bursting with Life: The Gift of Mnoomin

Brittany Luby, Tee Duke and Laura Legzdins

TIFA Kids

Bursting with Life: The Gift of Mnoomin

Brittany Luby, Tee Duke and Laura Legzdins

10:30am

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Wordlab

60 mins

Author Brittany Luby beautifully brings her book Mnoomin maan’gowing / The Gift of Mnoomin to life in a gentle, interactive storytelling & illustration session.

Little readers and their grown ups will follow our young narrator on a journey of discovery full of the wonders of nature and the joys of the circle of life. Written in Anishinaabemowin & English and beautifully illustrated by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley, this story shows how just one tiny seed can give the precious gift of life to everything from the fish in the water to the families harvesting seeds from their canoes.

Brittany will be joined by Tee Duke and Laura Legzdins.

Suitable for ages 3+.

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This event will be followed by a book signing.

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How to attend

This FREE event requires registration. Pass Holders should register for free events as well.

Author Brittany Luby beautifully brings her book Mnoomin maan’gowing / The Gift of Mnoomin to life in a gentle, interactive storytelling & illustration session.

Little readers and their grown ups will follow our young narrator on a journey of discovery full of the wonders of nature and the joys of the circle of life. Written in Anishinaabemowin & English and beautifully illustrated by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley, this story shows how just one tiny seed can give the precious gift of life to everything from the fish in the water to the families harvesting seeds from their canoes.

Brittany will be joined by Tee Duke and Laura Legzdins.

Suitable for ages 3+.

TIFA Kids Logo

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Reading
TIFA Kids

Featured Authors

Brittany Luby, of Anishinaabe descent, was raised on Treaty #3 Lands in what is currently known as northwestern Ontario. She is an associate professor of history at the University of Guelph who seeks to stimulate public discussion of Indigenous issues through her work. Her picture books include the award-winning Mii maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh / This Is How I Know, illustrated by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley. Brittany now lives on territories cared for under the Dish with One Spoon Covenant.

Read more about Brittany Luby

Tee Duke is from the Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation but now resides in Treaty 13 Territory. Prior to becoming apart of the UTM community, she worked with the OFIFC developing and delivering training and supporting staff in Friendship Centres. Today, as the Director of Indigenous Initiatives, UTM Tee brings 20+ years’ experience working within Indigenous communities and organizations.

Read more about Tee Duke

Laura Legzdins is a settler of Latvian descent working to advance environmental, cultural and community care. She studies Environmental Sciences and Indigenous Environmental Governance at the University of Guelph and is named one of Canada’s Next Top Sustainability Leaders. Laura is part of The Manomin Project, a research partnership focused on crop revitalization and treaty living, where she serves as a Communications Coordinator and Undergraduate Research Assistant.

Read more about Laura Legzdins

10:30am

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Wordlab

60 mins

How to attend

This FREE event requires registration. Pass Holders should register for free events as well.

What to read

Mnoomin maan’gowing / The Gift of Mnoomin by ,
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