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Children's Nonfiction Native Canadian

When We Had Sled Dogs

A Story from the Trapline--ācimowin ohci wanihikīskanāhk

by (author) Ida Tremblay

illustrated by Miriam Körner

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Initial publish date
May 2019
Native Canadian, Seasons, Dogs
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    May 2019
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: k to 5


When We Had Sled Dogs: A Story from the Trapline ācimowin ohci wanihikīskanāhk takes readers young and old on a journey into the past when dog teams were part of the traditional way of life in Northern Saskatchewan. Inspired by Elder Ida Tremblay’s childhood memories, and told in English with Woodland Cree words and phrases, the story follows the seasonal cycle of trapline life.

About the authors

Ida Tremblay is a First Nation Cree Elder from La Ronge, Saskatchewan. Ida raised seven children on the trapline, a five- to six-day journey north of La Ronge by canoe, teaching them the skills she learned from her parents. She scraped moose hides in her backyard and shared her teachings of traditional life with her community.

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Miriam Körner is a writer, photographer, visual artist and wilderness guide. She shares her passion for the arts by teaching at the Northern Teacher Education Program and through various visual arts and literacy projects in schools and community organizations. Her magazine features have been published in national and international publications, and her forthcoming young adult novel was a finalist in the prestigious CANSCAIP & TWUC Writing for Children Competition. She lives in northern Saskatchewan with her husband and their 13 sled dogs.

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