Quote by: Tomson Highway

English is so hierarchical. In Cree, we don't have animate-inanimate comparisons between things. Animals have souls that are equal to ours. Rocks have souls, trees have souls. Trees are 'who,' not 'what.


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Author Bio


  • NameTomson Highway
  • DescriptionCanadian and Cree writer
  • BornDecember 5, 1951
  • CountryCanada
  • ProfessionWriter; Novelist; Musicologist; Librettist
  • WorksThe Rez Sisters
  • AwardsMember Of The Order Of Canada; Dora Mavor Moore Award