NOMINATED FOR A 2008 Saskatchewan Book Award!

Medicines To Help Us: Traditional Metis Plant Use is a stunning set of 30 full-colour gallery quality study prints, and an accompanying field guide in which Christi Belcourt fuses her evocative artwork with research on plants and Traditional Knowledge to explore traditional Metis medicinal knowledge, and medicinal properties of the plants depicted in her painting.  This innovative and vibrant resource honours the centuries-old healing traditions of Metis women. Filled with full-colour photographs, maps, illustrations, and the names of plants listed in four Aboriginal languages—Michif-Cree, Ile-à-la Crosse Michif, Cree, and Ojibway—each study print showcases a type of wild plant that can be found throughout the Métis Homeland. In addition, the reverse sides of the study prints can be assembled to recreate a highly detailed 60” (152.4cm) replica of Christi Belcourt’s painting.

Retail Price: $65.00 (set) / $25.00 (book only)

ISBN: 978-0-920915-79-0

To order call (306) 657-5711

This Just Out!

Beadwork: First Peoples' Beading History and Techniques is the third publication in a series on Traditional Knowledge - Traditional Skills by Ningwakwe Learning Press. The book explores the history of beads and the use of beads today, the cultural and spiritual significance of beadwork, and shows materials and various techniques used in some stiches. It includes full colour photos and features on regional beadwork styles in Canada.

Retail Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-1-897541-25-8

Ningwakwe Learning Press

(888) 551-9757

(519) 372-9855



EMAIL: christi@thebreath.com