Posts Tagged 'Cree'

Sense of fun

Novelist makes compelling case for the whisky jack/gray jay/Canada jay as Canada’s national bird.

The Canada jay lives in every Province and territory, and holds an important place in a story cycle of the Algonquin and Cree peoples, stories which deserve to be much better known than they are. Like the raven, whisky jack is a trickster who survives in a difficult world by cleverness, ruthlessness and a sense of fun. Anyone who has ever encountered the Canada jay at a campsite or a national park can easily understand how the bird morphed into such a hero. It is a gregarious, adaptable and curious species, and genuinely represents the better part of our nature. It’s also already called the Canada jay.


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