Becoming Metis is my latest picture storybook published by Pemmican Publications and is available for sale at $10.95 plus G.S.T. through Pemmican Publications or by placing a request through any online book store. ‘Seven-year-old Tiah has always known she is Metis, but that hasn't stopped a hundred questions about her heritage. Fortunately, her town is preparing to host Metis Culture Days - a celebration that includes snowshoe racing, bannock making and leg wrestling. It may be too much for a distracted young girl who could get lost in a crowd. Tiah is stronger and more resourceful than she thinks, however, and drawing on her tradition means a brighter ending.
The Stone Gift young adult novel was released November 1, 2016. To order a copy visit Kegedonce Press at http://www.kegedonce.com The Stone Gift is available for sale at $18.00 plus G.S.T. ‘Metis author Deborah L. Delaronde-Falk weaves an excellent tale around the reality of many Metis youth caught up in the foster care system. The result is a positive story told with respect for the cultural and spiritual beliefs of Indigenous people. The author has produced something here which places traditional beliefs into a daily life context. An excellent tool in the struggle to make Indigenous experiences part of our society.- Fred Shore, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Native Studies Department, University of Manitoba.
Kegedonce, ISBN-13: 978-0-9868740-9-3, Grades K - 4, $16.00 The ‘Beatrice Mosionier Aboriginal Writer of the Year’ award was offered for the first time and is awarded to an ‘Aboriginal writer who demonstrates excellence in writing in the past year and engagement in work that supports and encourages Aboriginal writing in Manitoba.’ Deborah is the first Aboriginal writer to receive this award. Statement from Jurors Chandra Mayor, Gregory Scofield and Jordan Wheeler: ‘Emma’s Gift is a beautifully illustrated story that invites us into the Metis community of Duck Bay where we are given the opportunity to meet Emma, her grandma and extended family to celebrate the teachings of kindness and appreciation, kinship and friendship through annual preparation of Kings’ Day, the Epiphany. Emma’s Gift is timely in its teachings, but it also provides meaningful insight into the traditions and values of Metis culture.’