On Friday, June 21st, Canadians are invited to participate in National Aboriginal Day, a celebration of the many contributions made by First Nations, non-status, Métis and Inuit peoples. Since the day is only an official holiday in the Northwest Territories, it is fair to say that June 21st might look a lot like business as usual here in Groundwood’s Toronto office. But our busy-ness is very likely to include putting the finishing touches on two very important books that will be released this fall: a special anniversary edition of the award-winning picture book about a First Nations’ child, A Salmon for Simon, and a new collection of interviews from critically acclaimed author and activist Deborah Ellis called Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids.
At Groundwood, we will be celebrating National Aboriginal Day the best way we can — by publishing books for and about Indigenous children, just as we have done for the past thirty-five years.
How will you be celebrating?