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category: Children's Fiction
published: Sep 2009
publisher: Theytus Books

Dream Catcher

by Stella Calahasen

tagged: bedtime & dreams, native canadian

When nightmares start troubling her, young Marin goes to her grandmother's home to see an Elder. After visiting with the Elder Maskwa, Marin better understands her dreams and the importance of ritual, respect and connection to the Great Spirit, Kici Manitow. With the help of her family, Marin makes a dream catcher. It helps her appreciate herself and her connection to the land and the creatures around her.

About the Author
Stella Calahasen was born and raised in the Hamlet of Grouard in Northern Alberta and is a member of the Woodland Cree First Nation. During the long winter nights, her parents told Cree stories and legends that had been handed down from generation to generation. As a mother, Stella shared Cree traditions, practices and beliefs through storytelling with her two children. She was inspired to write books that would give other children an insight into the Cree people and that would retain the Cree language and culture. Stella lives in Edmonton, Alberta.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
12 to 14
7 to 9

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