The Caribou Feed Our Soul
?étthén bet'á dághíddáAuthor Mindy Willett & Peter Enzoe Photographs by Tessa Macintosh ISBN 9781897252673 Binding Trade Cloth Publisher Fifth House Publication Date November 30, 2010 Size 203 x 203 mm
Pete Enzoe is Chipewyan Dene from Lutsel K'e, Northwest Territories, on the East Arm of Great Slave Lake. He is a hunter, fisher, and trapper. He sees his role in life as protector of the caribou and spends much of his time reading" the land as he travels his peoples' traditional areas. Pete also helps scientists to monitor the herd's health and migration.
In The Caribou Feed Our Soul, the sixth book in The Land is Our Storybook series, Pete takes readers on a respectful caribou harvest. Along the way, he shares creation stories about how his people are descendants of the caribou. He also describes the spiritual areas his community is trying to protect, including Thaidene Nene, which means "land of our ancestors." Pete's stories help the reader to understand the rich history of the Chipewyan Dene and their relationship with the caribou today.
is an educator from Yellowknife, NWT. The Caribou Feed Our Soul is the sixth book she has co-authored in The Land is Our Storybook series. When not writing she can be found paddling or skiing on the other side of Great Slave Lake from from where Pete Ensoe Lives. Once while out skiing she even bumped into him as he was snowmachining to Yellowknife from Lutsel K?e.
is Denesqline from Lutsel K?e, Northwest Territories, which is on the east arm of Great Slave Lake. He is a hunter, fisher, and trapper. He sees his role in life as protector of the caribou and spends much of his time reading the land as he travels his people's traditional areas. He shares his knowledge with young people.
is an award-winning northern photographer who raised her family in Yellowknife. In 35 years she has been fortunate to photograph many wonderful northerners and fantastic places across the North. Tessa loves to float a canoe on Great Slave Lake as the full heat of the long summer sun builds. This is to prepare for the cracking solid -35-degree winter nights filled with dancing aurora.
"The book is thoughtfully illustrated with a variety of engaging photographs of the area and its people, immersed in the daily goings-on of their lives. The aerial photography gives readers a grand view of the stunning geography. Detailed captions accompany most of the photographs, and a map shows the location of the community."
— School Library Journal Reviews
2011 Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable - Information Book Award