Spirit Bear tl’a Skak Wanee ’Ajeigh (Carrier Translation - Spirit Bear and Children Make History)

Spirit Bear's first book, Spirit Bear and Children Make History, translated into Carrier!  

Dorothy Patrick tl’a Alex Michell Yinka Dinee’ kin’akh c’ak’ehyeengis (translated by Dorothy Patrick and  Alex  Michell)

Hadeeh! Siy Spirit Bear sadnee. Yinka Dinee’ k’an’akh hots’enah sozeeh. Honist’iyh Carrier Sekani Tribal Council hibilah ’isdleeh. Ottawa Ontario ts’atehsizye. Hinic biyedadic ’udizaklhts’eelh wanee. Silh danyelh wika’weneenzin? Spirit Bear bine’ yilhnewilhnic ndee hinic deest’iyh yedadic. Ottawa Ontario train bee hotzhonye. Yinka Dinee’ skak hibe ’eetdayeelh wanee. ‘Adic zeh ’aweneelh, skak hileh hibilh’ujeikh. Hinic hot’ahzeelhts’eelh wanee. Spirit Bear ’udeelhyeikh ndinee skak hunzu newhdalhts’eelh. Ndee ts’ee’in hinic – skak-yez nyin k’in’akh – ’ulheets ’aneweenleikh… sis beec’aneelhdoh ’eenee hibileikh ’ajeigh! (When Spirit Bear’s mom tells him about an important human rights case happening in Ottawa, Ontario, he makes the LONG trip (by train, his favourite way to travel) to go and watch, and to stand up for First Nations kids. And he isn’t the only one! Lots of children come too—to listen, and to show they care. Spirit Bear knows that children can change the world because he’s there to see it happen. This is the story of how kids—kids just like you—made a difference… with a bit of help from some bears and other animals along the way!)


Cindy Blackstock and Eddy Robinson

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First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada

Place of Publication:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada