P'ésk'a and the First Salmon Ceremony

P'ésk'a and the First Salmon Ceremony

Written by: Ritchie, Scot
Illustrated by: Ritchie, Scot
ages 4 to 7 / grades K to 2

It’s the day of the first salmon ceremony, and P'ésk'a is excited to celebrate. His community, the Sts'ailes people, give thanks to the river and the salmon it brings by commemorating the first salmon of the season.

Framed as an exploration of what life was like one thousand years ago, P'ésk'a and the First Salmon Ceremony describes the customs of the Sts'ailes people, an indigenous group who have lived on the Harrison River in British Columbia for the last 10,000 years. Includes an introductory letter from Chief William Charlie, an illustrated afterword and a glossary.

It’s the day of the first salmon ceremony, and P'ésk'a is excited to celebrate. His community, the Sts'ailes people, give thanks to the river and the salmon it brings by commemorating the first salmon of the season.

Framed as an exploration of what life was like one thousand years ago, P'ésk'a and the First Salmon Ceremony describes the customs of the Sts'ailes people, an indigenous group who have lived on the Harrison River in British Columbia for the last 10,000 years. Includes an introductory letter from Chief William Charlie, an illustrated afterword and a glossary.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — Aug 25, 2015
Specifications 32 pages | 8.5 in x 10 in
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Teacher's Guide
Audience ages 4 to 7 / grades K to 2
Reading Levels Guided Reading M
Reading Recovery 20
Lexile AD680L