The Trading Tree was written by Nancy Cooper, a band member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, illustrated by Heather Charles, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, and translated by Myrtle Jamieson (Waaseyaankwot Kwe). Photographs for the book were taken by local photographer and designer Milena Vujanovic. The Trading Tree tells the story of a very old sugar maple standing on the shore of Lake Simcoe from the days when Indigenous and early settler families traded goods and stories, to a recent project of Indigenous and non-indigenous children building a series of rain gardens to honour the trees’ history. This children’s book was released by Prince’s Trust Canada, a national charity established by HRH The Prince of Wales and produced in partnership with ClearWater Farm, a project of the Ontario Water Centre. The Trading Tree captures an important part of the history of this region, showcases local talent and supports Indigenous language revitalization efforts.