First Nation Communities READ (FNCR) and Periodical Marketers of Canada (PMC) are pleased to announce jointly that: Wild Berries and Pakwa che Menisu published by Simply Read Books are the FNCR 2014-2015 title selection for year-long community reading. Julie Flett, author - illustrator of Wild Berries and Pakwa che Menisu, is the first - time recipient of PMC’s new Aboriginal Literature Award. There are two editions of this book by Julie Flett. Wild Berries is bilingual (English and n-dialect Cree or Swampy Cree from the Cumberland House area). Pakwa che Menisu is Cree only (n-dialect from the Cross Lake, Norway House area).
Pakwa Che Menisu (Wild Berries) is the Cree language edition of Métis author and illustrator Julie Flett's book, Wild Berries. A young boy named Clarence spends a summer day picking wild blueberries with his grandmother in this beautiful new picture book by award-winning illustrator Julie Flett. Exploring the important tradition of berry-picking, the story is written completely in the Cree language in both Syllabics and Roman Orthography. Translation is provided by Jennifer Thomas. This book is set in n-dialect, also known as Swampy Cree from the Cross Lake, Norway House area. A syllabics pronunciation guide is available at the end of this book.