Book cover of Amo's Sapotawan

Amo’s Sapotawan



Publisher & Publication Year

HighWater Press, 2022

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William Dumas (Rocky Cree)

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Rhian Brynjolson



The Rocky Cree people understand that all children are born with four gifts or talents. When a child is old enough, they decide which gift, or mīthikowisiwin, they will seek to master. With her sapotawan ceremony fast approaching, Amō must choose her mīthikowisiwin. Her sister, Pīsim, became a midwife, while others gather medicines or harvest fish—but none of those feel quite right. What will Amō’s mīthikowisiwin be? Which skill should she choose? And how will she know what is right for her?

Notable Achievements

Starred selection for CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens 2023; Joint winner, Manitoba Book Awards 2023; Long-listed, PMC Indigenous Literature Award 2023


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