Native American Authors


Freda Ahenakew , 1932-

Cree

Ahenakew, a Cree scholar, has worked to preserve the vanishing oral history of the Cree. Recently retired from a professorship at the University of Manitoba, she is known for her translations and editing of the stories of Cree elders.

Awards and Honors

Received an honorary doctorate from the University of Saskatchewan in 1997.
Order of Canada award recipient, 1999.

 

Online resources by or about Freda Ahenakew:

Aboriginal Faces of Saskatchewan - Freda Ahenakew
Author: Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
Type: authorbio
Description: This page from an online photo gallery provides a photo of Ahenakew, biographical info, and further links.
URL: http://www.sicc.sk.ca/faces/wahenfr.htm

Freda Ahenakew
Author: University of Saskatchewan
Type: authorbio
Description: A short profile of Ahenakew, part of the University of Saskatchewan's information on their 1997 Commencement ceremony where Ahenakew received an honorary degree.
URL: http://www.usask.ca/pubrel/events/90/convocation/ahenakew.html

Spotlights - Freda Ahenakew
Author: Saskatchewan Sampler
Type: authorbio
Description: This comprehensive site includes a photo of the author, biography, bibliography, excerpt, and real audio file of the author.
URL: http://saskpublishers.sk.ca/sampler/spotlight/freda.htm

Books by Freda Ahenakew:

Ahenakew, Freda. Cree language structures : a Cree approach
Winnipeg, Man., Canada : Pemmican Publications, 1987.
Genre: Nonfiction
ISBN: 0919143423

Ahenakew, Freda; Littlechild, George. How the birch tree got its stripes : a Cree story for children
Saskatoon : Fifth House, 1988.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0920079385

Ahenakew, Freda; Littlechild, George. How the mouse got brown teeth : a Cree story for children
Saskatoon : Fifth House, 1988.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0920079407

Bear, Glecia; Ahenakew, Freda. Kthkominawak otbcimowiniwbwa = Our grandmothers' lives, as told in their own words
Saskatoon : Fifth House, 1992.
Genre: Oral History
Language: English and Cree
ISBN: 0920079814

Bear, Glecia; Ahenakew, Freda. Wanisinwak iskwesisak : awasisasinahikanis = Two little girls lost in the bush : a Cree story for children
Saskatoon : Fifth House, 1991.
Genre: Fiction
Language: English and Cree
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0920079776

Ahenakew, Freda. Wisahkecahk flies to the moon
Winnipeg, Man., Canada : Pemmican Publications, 1999.
Genre: Folklore
Language: English and Cree
ISBN: 0921827571


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