Nikiwan by Pauline Apetagon
Nikiwan – “I go home” – introduces children age 5-7 to basic Cree words associated with their home. These include words such as mother, father, pets, bed, plate, and spoon. Vivid photos depict real objects for easy identification. Nikiwan is a valuable instructional tool for Cree language teachers and parents who would like to help their children learn the Cree language.
The author, Pauline Apetagon is a Cree and Nursery teacher at Jack River School in Norway House Cree Nation, Manitoba. Pauline has two children and also two beautiful grandchildren. She was married to the late Byron Apetagon, a renowned artist and storyteller.
Pauline believes that the Cree language needs to be preserved. She is the author of Niwanawin and Entawi Kiskinomakawiyan, Cree language books also designed for young children.