EllisDon sponsors indigenous house-building e-book

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ElliDon’s AlliED (ALL inclusive at EllisDon) group has sponsored the release of a new e-book “Built from Nature – Indigenous Houses,” published by Chapter One (formerly TutorMate). Chapter One is dedicated to promoting literacy through its Global Free Library and volunteer-driven, high-impact tutoring services.

Authored by Nancy Cooper and illustrated by Alex Peechow, “Built from Nature – Indigenous Houses” is an interactive e-book that delves into the traditional house-building methods of four Indigenous groups (Haida, Cree, Inuit, and Anishnabe), the company says in a statement released today, National Truth and Reconciliation Day.

“Within the ebook, readers will discover informative pop-ups linked to Indigenous words, providing definitions and sound files for correct pronunciation of words such as “ginowaa” (meaning tall in height) and “biboon” (meaning winter),” the statement says. “To preserve the integrity and authenticity of the languages, the voices heard in the sound files are those of Elders and Knowledge Keepers from the respective communities.”

To access the e-book and learn more, please click here.


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