Nootka Sound In Harmony
By Spencer Sheehan-Kalina
Illustrated by Kim Nixon
In Nootka Sound in HarmonyMetis author, Spencer Sheehan-Kalina, uses poetry to highlight the beauty of the Nootka Sound, BC and the animals who live there. Each verse of this beautifully illustrated book has an adjoining page of Indigenous connections to the poem's content. ... Read more
In Nootka Sound in HarmonyMetis author, Spencer Sheehan-Kalina, uses poetry to highlight the beauty of the Nootka Sound, BC and the animals who live there. Each verse of this beautifully illustrated book has an adjoining page of Indigenous connections to the poem's content. We are grateful for the permissions and support of the Cultural Resource Centre committee and Chief Jerry Jack of the Mowachaht/Muchalahat First Nation in Tsaxana, B. C.Teacher resources available on publishers website: rebelmountainpress. com/nootka-sound-links
Spencer Sheehan-Kalina is a Metis artist and author living in Courtenay on Vancouver Island, B.C.
Kim Nixon is an artist based in Victoria, B.C. who enjoys illustrating children's books.
SEAWEED YOU CAN EAT!
Red laver is seaweed that looks a bit red and is found on the shoreline. It can be boiled with oolichan grease, fish, and clams to make a tasty soup.
The First Nations people also spread red laver on rocks in the sun to dry. When it was completely dried, it was chopped into pieces and eaten as a snack, like potato chips or cornflakes. Sometimes these dried pieces would be pounded into a fine powder, mixed with water and whipped until it was a foamy dessert treat.
You probably eat seaweed without knowing it. Agar, which comes from red laver, goes into candy, ice cream, and sherbet.
"This book should be on the shelves of every Primary classroom. My students loved the illustrations. The Indigenous connections fit perfectly into the Primary curriculum. "-Lesley Benson, Librarian
"Once again Rebel Mountain Press has created a beautiful book. Nootka Sound in Harmony is geared for children to read but really it's for all of us. Author Spencer Sheehan-Kalina poetry tells a story of a young girl on a paddling adventure of Nootka Sound. Adjoining each poetry page are Aboriginal connections which enlightens the reader about the Mowachaht/Muchalahat people. The photographs and art work are beautiful and will delight both young and old. " Lily Dawn, author.