Since the publication of Rudy Wiebe's 1973 Governor General's Award–winning novel, The Temptations of Big Bear, there has been much new scholarship about the Plains Cree chief who tried to ensure the survival of his people. In Big Bear, Wiebe revisits the life of the First Nations statesman who believed in negotiation and the rule of law over violence.
About the artist
George Littlechild received a diploma in art and design from Red Deer College in 1984, and obtained a B.F.A. from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1988. Littlechild is known for his finesse as a colourist as well as his collaging of haunting vintage photographs. His mixed-media paintings record his personal and family history and his reclamation and reconnection with his ancestral culture. Littlechild has exhibited extensively in North America and around the world and has won numerous awards, including the 1996 British Columbia Cultural Services award, the 2006 Aboriginal Role Models of Alberta Award, and the 2006 Art Starts Award for being an outstanding champion for the arts in British Columbia schools and communities.
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