ISBN Ebook: 9781998223015
Apli’kmuj, the rabbit, is heading to the gathering—all on his own! His forest friends try to help guide his way, but they must follow their own paths and cannot travel with him. The salmon swims upstream and the owl can fly above the trees, but how will Ali'kmuj get there to perform his dance for all the creatures at the gathering? Maybe the four sacred medicines can help him on his journey!
"Apli’kmuj's Journey" is a fun and accessible story that describes Mi'kmaq values and vocabulary, and was created to engage Indigenous and non-Indigenous children alike!
About the author/artist
Braelyn Cyr was born in Campbellton, New Brunswick in 1995, and is a status member of the Listuguj Mi'kmaq band. Braelyn began as a self-taught artist, but later graduated from the Wabanaki Visual Arts Program at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design. Braelyn is hopeful that her work, which includes writing and illustrating First Nations themed children's books, oil painting, woodwork, and wampum weaving, will help bridge the gap between traditional ways of knowing and modern day society. Eventually, Braelyn plans to help both First Nations and non-First Nations youth to broaden their appreciation of Mi'kmaq, Wolastoqiyik, and Peskotomuhkati cultures through the power of art.