This book takes us to a special dance arena, a “Bowwow Powwow.” That’s the title of the children’s book by Red Lake Ojibwe author and illustrator Brenda J. Child. She’s called on language expert Gordon Jourdain and Red Lake Ojibwe artist Jonathan Thunder to help bring the story to young readers while reinforcing the power of language. Much of the story takes place in dreamtime where the powwow arena turns in to a cultural gathering of dogs. The idea for the book stems from a true Ojibwe tradition.
Brenda J. Child (Red Lake Ojibwe) – author/professor
Jonathan Thunder (Red Lake Ojibwe) – artist illustrator
Break Music: Pow Wow Song #7 (song) Red Lake Singers (artist) Old Times (album)