Stories of the Road Allowance People

1992, 50:00 minutes

TAPECODE 3081.00

A dramatization of two stories, "Joseph's Justice" and "La beau sha sho," passed on orally by Metis Elders to Maria Campbell, who translated the stories from Cree and Mitchif into English. This unique cultural experience, based on Metis oral storytelling tradition and structure, employs members of the Saskatchewan Metis community.
Maria Campbell’s highly-acclaimed Stories of the Road Allowance People is the quintessential collection of traditional Michif stories. Since it was first published in 1995, this treasured resource has given voice to Métis Elders and has informed both Métis and non-Métis about the traditional Michif worldview. The Gabriel Dumont Institute is honoured to offer this invaluable book in a new edition. With a new story and introduction by Maria Campbell, new artwork by Sherry Farrell Racette and a narration component in English and in Michif, Stories of the Road Allowance People provides readers with poignant retellings of Michif traditional stories handed down from lii vyeu—the Old People. Includes a CD with narrations of La Beau Sha Shoo and Joseph’s Justice.

ISBN: 978-0-920915-99-8
Author: Maria Campbell
Format: Book, English
Grade Level: All Ages
Format: Book/CD, English/Michif-Cree

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