Everyone is treated to a story from Tłichǫ Elder Joe Lazare Zoe of Gameti, Northwest Territories. His inspiring story reminds us that everyone is needed in the great circle of life, and that everyone has gifts to share.
Joe's story was originally shared with renowned Tłichǫ Dene author Richard Van Camp, recorded and translated by Madelaine Pasquayak (who also happens to be Joe’s niece), and illustrated by Dene artist Carla Rae Taylor in coordination with Yellowknife Education District No.1- YK1's Indigenous education coordinator Scott Willoughby. The process of writing How Frog Brought Winter, available in both English and Tłichǫ, reminds us why it’s so important to listen to our Elders and Knowledge Keepers.
How Frog Brought Winter is the second book in a series in which an Indigenous teaching story is reclaimed, honoured, translated and illustrated for all to enjoy. The first book, How Raven Returned The Sun, was published in North Slavey in 2016.