Child of Morning Star: Embers of an Ancient Dawn (Spirit of Nature) (Paperback)

Child of Morning Star: Embers of an Ancient Dawn (Spirit of Nature) By Antoine Mountain, Bonnie Devine (Foreword by) Cover Image

Child of Morning Star: Embers of an Ancient Dawn (Spirit of Nature) (Paperback)


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Antoine Mountain follows up his previous memoir From Bear Rock Mountain: the Life and Times of a Dene Residential School Survivor with the book Child of Morning Star: Embers of an Ancient Dawn, a poetic collection of stories that draws on his travels and knowledge as a Dene artist and his experience being forcibly taken from his home and placed in a residential school. As a lifelong student of history, Mountain weaves stories about people and art and the moments when our world manages to pause just briefly enough that we can see the roots of our communal humanity. Each part of this book corresponds to the four directions of the Medicine Wheel and offers insight into history, social conditions, community, and the spiritual. Child of Morning Star looks towards the future and the promise of tomorrow.

Antoine Mountain is from the Radelie Koe/Fort Good Hope area of the Dene Nation in Northwest Territories, Canada. He is a Dene artist, painter, and activist who focuses on depicting the Dene way of life, his love for the land, and the spiritualism of his faith. He has attended the Ontario College of Arts and Design for a Bachelor of Fine Arts, holds a Master's in Environmental Studies from York University, and is currently doing a PhD in Indigenous Studies at Trent University. Mountain's appreciation for his art and community is reflected in his continuous exploration of his visual practice and his intention to use his voice and art to ensure that today's youth do not forget their Dene cultural roots and identity. See video interview at Durvile, com
Product Details ISBN: 9781990735103
ISBN-10: 199073510X
Publisher: Uproute
Publication Date: November 15th, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Spirit of Nature