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Nationhood Interrupted

This book by Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum) shares nêhiyaw (Cree) laws so that future generations, both nêhiyaw and non-Indigenous people, may understand and live by them to revitalize Indigenous nationhood.

Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum)

(Purich Publishing)

Traditionally, nêhiyaw (Cree) laws are shared and passed down through oral customs — stories, songs, ceremonies, using lands, waters, animals, land markings and other sacred rites. However, the loss of the languages, customs and traditions of Indigenous peoples as a direct result of colonization has necessitated this departure from the oral tradition to record the physical laws of the nêhiyaw. McAdam, a co-founder of the international movement Idle No More, shares nêhiyaw laws so that future generations, both nêhiyaw and non-Indigenous people, may understand and live by them to revitalize Indigenous nationhood. (From Purich Publishing)

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