Abalone Woman

By (author): Teoni Spathelfer
Illustrated by: Natassia Davies
ISBN 9781772034110
Hardcover | Publication Date: April 26, 2022
Book Dimensions: 9 in. x 9 in.
32 Pages
$19.95 CAD

About the Book

A frightening dream inspires Little Wolf to preserve her Indigenous culture and to teach her daughters their classmates to be proud of their heritage.

About the Author(s)

Teoni Spathelfer is a member of the Heiltsuk Nation from coastal BC. Since childhood she has loved immersing herself in her own culture and learning about other cultures around the world. Spathelfer has worked as a publicist; a radio journalist, host, and producer; and an arts and music writer. Her documentary Teoni’s Dream, informed by her mother’s residential school experience, has aired nationwide on CBC Radio. Her photography has been featured across various media and sold privately. She has been blessed with three daughters and four grandchildren.

Natassia Davies is a Victoria-based artist and graphic designer and is of Coast Salish ancestry. For nearly a decade, Natassia has worked traditionally and digitally to create illustrations, develop visual brand identities, and design various other visual communications tools for local businesses, individuals, and non-profits. She also works with other First Nations Peoples and Indigenous groups to create educational tools and public art pieces. Natassia has collaborated on multiple large-scale Indigenous murals that can be found throughout Sooke and Victoria’s harbour.