Book shows how a seed harvested and sown by the ancestors demonstrated love for future generations

 By Sam Laskaris  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The circle of life is explained in an upcoming children’s book written by Indigenous author Brittany Luby. The book, which is published by Groundwood Books and will be available on Oct. 3, is titled Mnoomin maan’gowing The Gift of Mnoomin. The 36-page book, aimed at children ages three to six, is written in both English and Anishinaabemowin. It tells the story of a young child who is holding a single mnoomin seed and imaging all the living creatures that made that seed possible. Mayfly, Pike, Muskrat, Eagle and Moose all had roles to play. The book follows the child and family during a harvest day as they make offerings of tobacco and then collect seeds in their canoe. Once they’re back on land,…

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