A Celebration through Song and Dance
Hardcover, Paper over boards, Printed dust jacket
Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Canada / Native Canadian
Apr 21, 2020
7.5 x 9 x 0.25 in
FSC certified – mixed sources C106973
Orca Book Publishers
- Author Bio
Feel the power of the powwow dance.
Powwow is a celebration of Indigenous song and dance. Journey through the history of powwow culture in North America, from its origins to the thriving powwow culture of today. As a lifelong competitive powwow dancer, Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane is a guide to the protocols, regalia, songs, dances and even food you can find at powwows from coast to coast, as well as the important role they play in Indigenous culture and reconciliation.
Key Selling Points
- Beginning with a historical look at the origins of powwow and then moving on to what they look like today, this book is a practical guide to the songs, dances, regalia, culture and food associated with different powwows across North America.
- Indigenous reconciliation is a key narrative right now. This book explores how powwow culture, and an understanding of its importance in Indigenous culture, can be a part of that narrative of reconciliation.
- The author is a longtime competitive powwow dancer who has traveled to powwows across North America.
- This book is part of the Orca Origins series that explores cultural celebrations throughout the world.
Marketing and Promotional Plans
- Local and national media initiatives
- Print and online advertising campaigns
- Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
- Extensive ARC distribution
- Author interview on blog and social media promotion
“An enriching, information-rich resource that centers an Indigenous perspective.”
- Kirkus Reviews