UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher The Great Animal Debate: A Play is a drama written by Cree educator and storyteller Joel Wesley. He wrote the play for students in the Junior and Intermediate divisions. The focus of the play is the environment and how the original animals of the Earth engaged in a great debate when human beings first appeared and the animal world had to decide what action to take. Long ago, the world was occupied by Weesakeechak and the animals, birds and fish. Each animal respected the other creatures and obeyed the teachings brought by Weesakeechak. So they decided to call an important meeting where every animal would be able to discuss the matter. The play deals with this debate. This is an exciting approach to understanding the importance of the environment and our place in it from a First Nation's perspective.