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Orca Origins 7
Powwow
A Celebration through Song and Dance
9781459812345 Hardcover, Paper over boards, Printed dust jacket English 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 / Indigenous North America Apr 21, 2020 Print Run: 10000
$24.95 CAD
Active 7.5 x 9 x 0.5 in | 540 gr 88 pages 176 FSC certified – mixed sources C106973 Orca Book Publishers
Feel the power of the powwow dance.

★ “Clearly organized and educational—an incredibly useful tool for both school and public libraries.” —School Library Journal, starred review

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.

Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane is an Anishinaabe dancer, educator, writer, artist and orator from Wiikwemkoong on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. Her grandparents, maternal and paternal, come from Wiikwemkoong. Her parents are residential school survivors. Karen is a PhD candidate in Educational Policy Studies/Indigenous Peoples Education at the University of Alberta and is an Assistant Professor at Mount Royal University in the Treaty Seven region. She is cross-appointed to the Department of General Education, Of?ce of Teaching and Learning, and the Department of Humanities–Indigenous Studies. Karen lives in Calgary.

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

? “Clearly organized and educational—an incredibly useful tool for both school and public libraries…This comprehensive primer of the history and importance of the powwow in North American Indigenous culture is a necessary purchase.” - School Library Journal, starred review

“An enriching, information-rich resource that centers an Indigenous perspective.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Attractive, informative, and essential for diverse collections.” - Booklist

“Authentic, informative and celebratory. Highly Recommended.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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