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Saskatoon Public Schools
Inspiring Learning
Taanishi Books with Ms. Angie Caron and Mr. Wilfred Burton
When young readers see themselves and their perspectives reflected in a text, it enhances their sense of self and is a powerful way to engage them as learners. Two years ago, Ms. Angie Caron and Mr. Wilfred Burton worked with the Gabriel Dumont Institute to create a design for a series of beginning readers. Ms. Caron and Mr. Burton wrote text, photographed pictures, consulted elders and school representatives and, most importantly, listened to the voices of the children they hoped to engage. The result is a series of books that reflect Métis language, culture, values and traditions. Other contributors of cultural and literacy content include former Saskatoon Public Schools employee, Ms. Donnalee Dumont and current employees, Mr. Lloyd Laliberte, Mrs. Lezlie Goudie-Cloutier and Mrs. Jill Monahan. We are pleased to have Ms. Caron and Mr. Burton share their learning journey as our celebrating excellence item.