Opimōtēwina wīna kapagamawāt Wītigōwa = Journeys of The One to Strike the Wetigo

Type
Book
Authors
Ken Carriere ( Carriere, Ken )
 
ISBN 10
088977904X 
ISBN 13
9780889779044 
Category
General Library Collection  [ Browse Items ]
Publication Year
2022 
Pages
258 
Subject
Carriere, Ken, 1951- 
Abstract
"As a child, Ken Carriere helped his father with trapping, fishing, and hunting in the upstream region of the Saskatchewan River Delta. When asked why such a young boy was brought along these trips, his father replied, "Ēwako awa kapagamawāt Wīitigowa" ("This one is to strike the Wetigo").

Opimōtēwina wīna kapagamawāt Wītigōwa / Journeys of The One to Strike the Wetigo is a collection of first-hand accounts of the author and his family⁠—a snapshot of a unique Indigenous lifestyle of successful commercial fishing, outfitting, hunting, and fur trapping that existed in Northern Saskatchewan long past the Fur Trade era.

Through interviews with relatives, personal stories, photographs, and poetry, along with some original Swampy Cree translations, Carriere creates a vivid portrait of what it was like to live off the land in the past, and reveals how hydro-electric dams and other Western encroachments have impacted the livelihoods of Northern communities into the present.

A retired educator, geologist, trapper, commercial fisher, and tourist guide, Ken Carriere is a fluent speaker of the Swampy Cree dialect and a member of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation in northeastern Saskatchewan. He currently resides in the northern Saskatchewan village of Air Ronge."--Back cover. 
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Biblio Notes
Language Notes:
Includes some text in Swampy Cree.  
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