Make Sure to Help Yourself to a Morsel of ‘Moosehead Stew’
So it is with much pleasure that I stumbled upon the still-young Canadian strip Moosehead Stew, by Alina Pete, “a Cree girl from Saskatchewan.”
Here’s a mini–bio I cribbed from one of her strips:
My Indian Status card says I’m from Little Pine First Nation, a reserve in Western Saskatchewan, in a valley carved by the Battle River and surrounded by hills where the prairie grass grows tall in the summer and deer graze alongside the cattle.
But I’ve never lived there. I was born in Saskatoon, a city on the South Saskatchewan River. I’ve walked every mile of that river from one side of the city to the other a thousand times over.
Prairie sage, growing wild on the hills… and saskatoon berries, struggling for sun under a city bridge. This is where I am from.
As you can see, Ms. Pete has a nice way with words. Click on the picture above for one of her more recent strips: expect links to new installments of Moosehead Stew here in future.