Achimoona means stories in the Cree language. This collection of 10 stories for children ages 8 and up were written by eight Native authors during a workshop in 1985. Métis author Maria Campbell has written an introduction that explains the importance of storytellers in Native cultures and their changing role. She describes the process undertaken by Jordan Wheeler, Bernalda Wheeler, Priscilla Settee, Wes Fineday, Harvey Knight, Peter Deranger, Darlene Frenette and John Cuthand to tell their stories for today's children. In The Hockey Game, a young Native boy boarding with a non-native family tries to make sense of his new surroundings. Naska is a powerful story written from the point of view of a northern pike as she hunts in the Saskatchewan River. Each story combines the wisdom of traditional values with contemporary situations. The book includes 16 colour reproductions of art by well-known Native artists. Achimoona represents one of the first literary collections for children by First Nations authors. French text.