Candies: A Humour Composite by the renowned and celebrated Ojibwe linguist, storyteller, educator and humorist Basil Johnston is the final publication of the remarkable Elder. Kegedonce Press has left a lasting legacy of this Ojibwe man's writing accomplishments with this compilation of 34 humour-filled short stories. Basil Johnston (1929-2015) from Chippewas of Nawash First Nation in Ontario wrote Ojibwe language dictionaries and courses of study, Ojibwe spiritual and cultural teaching resources, a residential school memoir, and traditional Ojibwe narratives and legends.
Walking in Balance: Meeyau-ossaewin is Ojibwe linguist Basil Johnston's third bilingual volume is the follow up to the teachings and lessons found in Gift to the Stars and Living in Harmony. This title contains 8 stories in English and Ojibwe beginning with Winonah; Maudjee-Kawiss; Pukawiss; Nana'b'oozoo - The Beginning; Never Take More Than; Wolves Teach Nana'b'oozoo; Cheeby--aub-oozoo; and Nana'b'oozoo's Revenge. The stories reflect a code of conduct inherent in Ojibwe teachings.
Living in Harmony, Mino-nawae-indawaewin is the second title by Ojibwe linguist and storyteller Basil Johnson in the Anishinaubaemowin Series. This collection, commissioned by Zagamok Wasseyaankaan Anishinaabebigewin, contains 10 stories in English. The Ojibwe language version follows each story. These legends and oral traditions are meant to be read aloud resources for elementary students. They are also suitable for adult literacy students and anyone interested in knowing more about Anishinaabe traditional stories.
Think Indian: Languages are Beyond Price is a collection of essays written by the language scholar and storyteller Basil Johnston. This volume contains 27 articles that cover topics such as language, stories and storytelling, identity, Ojibwe culture, humour, writing, and education. Where is the flour? is the title of a humourous account of Cape Croker member Norman Peter Joshua Jones' adventures in Hollywood as an Indian extra during the 1930s and 1940s.
The Gift of the Stars: Anangoog Meegiwaewinan is a recently published collection of Ojibwe stories for children and young adults written by the renowned author and linguist Basil Johnston. This collection, commissioned by Zagamok Wasseyaankaan Anishinaabebiigewin, contains 10 read aloud stories in English. The Ojibwe language version follows each story. These legends and oral traditions are meant to be read aloud resources for elementary students. They are also suitable for adult literacy students and anyone interested in knowing more about Anishinaabe traditional stories.
Anishinaubae Thesaurus is a unique Ojibwe language resource by noted linguist Basil Johnston. This thesaurus provides Ojibwe language teachers and students with a handy reference for synonyms and antonyms. Johnston notes in the introduction that his purpose was to provide a starting point for creating a listing of commonly used nouns, verbs, prefixes, suffixes, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and pronouns in thesaurus format. This thesaurus is practical because it lists the names and uses of 250 plants, topographical features, and 650 prefixes.
The Manitous: The Spiritual World of the Ojibway is an outstanding collection of traditional Ojibwe legends and oral traditions by renowned author and storyteller Basil Johnston. In this collection, these lively, sometimes earthy stories teach about manitous who lived in human form among the Ojibway in the early days, after Kitchi-Manitou (the Great Mystery) created all things and Muzzu-Kummik-Quae (Mother Earth) revealed the natural order of the world.
Moose Meat and Wild Rice is a collection of 22 short stories by noted Ojibway historian and storyteller, Basil Johnston. He has set these fictional stories in a community called Moose Meat Point. Based on community stories he heard in his home community of Parry Island Reserve, Johnston weaves subtle humour with gentle satire. His stories reflect a time in the post-war period when Indian and Northern Affairs bureaucrats controlled reserve life. “A Sign of the Times” recounts a meeting held with Cree and Ojibway leaders and various government officials and academics.
Honour Earth Mother: Mino-Audiaudauhi Mizzu-Kummik-Quae by noted Ojibwe author Basil Johnston examines the traditional teachings and stories of the Ojibwe that can help all readers make the connections between creation, the land, the animals, and humans. He writes in a storytelling-style that will appeal to all people who want to understand the close relationship between First Nations and the environment. The legends or traditional narratives are retold in this collection.