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Children's Nonfiction Native Canadian

When We Had Sled Dogs (soft cover)

A Story from the Trapline—ācimowin ohci wanihikīskanāhk

by (author) Ida Tremblay & er, Miriam Kö

illustrated by Miriam Körner

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Initial publish date
Jan 2024
Native Canadian, Seasons, Dogs
Recommended Age
5 to 10
Recommended Grade
k to 5
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2024
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When We Had Sled Dogs: A Story from the Trapline ācimowin ohci wanihikīskanāhk takes readers young and old on a journey into the past when dog teams were part of the traditional way of life in Northern Saskatchewan. Inspired by Elder Ida Tremblay’s childhood memories, and told in English with Woodland Cree words and phrases, the story follows the seasonal cycle of trapline life.

About the authors

Ida Tremblay is a First Nation Cree Elder from La Ronge, Saskatchewan. Ida raised seven children on the trapline, a five- to six-day journey north of La Ronge by canoe, teaching them the skills she learned from her parents. She scraped moose hides in her backyard and shared her teachings of traditional life with her community.

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er, Miriam Kö's profile page

Miriam Körner is a writer and illustrator for children and young adults, whose titles have won numerous awards. Her novels and picture book collaborations express her love and concern for the natural world and explore our place within this world. She lives with her ten sled dogs in a small cabin in the boreal forest in Northern Saskatchewan and teaches at the Northern Saskatchewan Indigenous Teacher Education Program. She is a founding member of For Peat’s Sake – Protecting Northern Saskatchewan Muskegs.

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