Ekwǫ̀ Dǫzhìa Wegondi / The Legend of the Caribou Boy

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When a little boy has trouble sleeping at night, he realizes that the caribou spirit is so strong in him that he can no longer remain a human.

 

When a little boy, traveling with his parents and grandparents, has trouble sleeping at night, he realizes that the caribou spirit is so strong in him that he can no longer remain a human. But his connection to his human family is strong also, and so he gives them the gift of the caribou when they are hungry.

 

Author: John Blondin (Dene), as told by his father, George Blondin (Dene), translated into Dogrib by Mary Rose Sundberg (Dene)

Illustrations: Color paintings by Ray McSwain (Dene)

Binding Availability: Paperback or Hardcover

Published: 2007

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Dogrib / Tłįchǫ