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Histoires en cours de route / Stories Along the Way 

By Ruth DyckFehderau
With James Bay Cree Storytellers
Translated by Luci Bobbish-Salt, Louise Blacksmith, and Valérie Duro
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Paperback : 9781989796207, 40 pages, May 2024


A collection of very short – often funny, often moving – stories and vignettes gathered during the writing of The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee that were not included in the main volume appear here in Northern East Cree, Southern East Cree, French, and English. Stories are a rich and timely accounting of contemporary life in Eeyou Istchee, the territory of the James Bay Cree of Northern Quebec. The stories are connected by diabetes, but they are not records of illness as much as they are deeply personal accounts of life in the North: the fine, swaying balances of living both in town and on the land, of family and work and studies, of healing from relocations and residential school histories while building communities of safety and challenge and joy, of hunting and hockey, and much more.