This is both Phyllis Webstad's true story and the story behind Orange Shirt Day which is a day for us all to reflect upon the treatment of First Nations people and the message that 'Every Child Matters'. Adapted for ages 4-6.
The story of a determined Ojibwe Grandmother (Nokomis) Josephine-ba Mandamin and her great love for Nibi (water). Nokomis walks to raise awareness of our need to protect Nibi for future generations, and for all life on the planet.
Like Caribou Song, it has a bilingual text, written in English and Cree. Highway once again brilliantly evokes the very essence of childhood as he weaves a deceptively simple story about the power of the imagination.