We are happy to announce that Pīsim Finds Her Miskanow has won a 2014 Public Communications Award from the Canadian Archaeological Association (CAA).
The CAA Public Awards Committee noted that this visually stunning book involved a large collaborative effort, including First Nation community members, early childhood educators, archaeologists, anthropologists, linguists, and historians. They appreciated that it seeks to meld two visions and approaches to Cree culture-history through a work of creative fiction designed to bring the many facets of traditional Cree culture alive for Native and non-Native readers alike, both young and old. The committee found this book to represent an extremely unique and creatively engaging manner of presenting archaeological information to the public.
For more information on the Pīsim project, visit our Otinawasowin Project page.