Learning my Rights with Mousewoman
Age Range: 1 - 2
Age Range: 3 - 4
Age Range: 5 - 7
The tiny but mighty Mousewoman is a legendary figure in the oral and visual practices of Northwest Coast Indigenous cultures. She is both grandmother and oracle, able to travel in and out of the spirit world. Mousewoman sits on young people’s shoulders in crucial times, whispering advice and knowledge. She protects and guides young people by helping them avoid or escape bad situations, and is never afraid to stand up to bigger beings. This book brings to life the timeless lessons of Mousewoman—lessons that embody the principles outlined in the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. A first of its kind, this book empowers children to become proudly aware of their rights.
Morgan Asoyuf is a Ts’msyen (Tsimshian) artist who believes, “art is an intimate connection to our history, identity and our community”. Originally from Prince Rupert, Morgan has apprenticed with artists such as Richard Adkins (Haida), Henry Green (Tsm'syen), and attended Vancouver Metal Art School. She brings forward a range of techniques - including jewellery, carving, and painting - to visually tell the stories of her ancestors.