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Richard Van Camp

Richard Van Camp is a proud member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from Fort Smith, NWT.He is a graduate of the En'owkin International School of Writing, the University of Victoria's Creative Writing BFA Program, and the Master's Degree in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. He is an internationally renowned storyteller and best-selling author. His novel, The Lesser Blessed, is now a movie with First Generation Films and premiered in September of 2012 at the Toronto International Film Festival. He is the author of four collections of short stories, Angel Wing Splash Pattern, The Moon of Letting Go, Godless but Loyal to Heaven and Night Moves, as well as two children's books with Cree artist, George Littlechild: A Man Called Raven and What's the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses?His first baby book, Welcome Song for Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns, was the official selection of the Books for BC Babies program and was given to every newborn baby in British Columbia in 2008. Richard followed this up with another board book: Nighty-Night: A Bedtime Song for Babies. His third book for babies, Little You, is now out with Orca Book Publishers. The amazing Julie Flett is the artist. Little You is published in Bush Cree, Dene and South Slavey, courtesy of the South Slave Divisional Board of Education. His new book for babies with Julie Flett is called "We Sang You Home" and it is gorgeous!All of Richard Van Camp's children's books are available in Braille for free, anywhere in the world, courtesy of the Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI) and Accessible Resource Centre-British Columbia (ARC-BC)Richard has six graphic novels and comic books out: his first comic book on deterring youth away from gangs, Path of the Warrior, is published with Cree artist, Steve Sanderson, through the Healthy Aboriginal Network. His second comic book on sexual health is Kiss Me Deadly, with Haida artist Chris Auchter. His four graphic novels are Three Feathers (published in Bush Cree, Dene, South Slavey and English, illustrated by Krystal Mateus, on restorative justice; The Eisner Award Nominated A Blanket of Butterflies, on the theme of peace making, illustrated by Scott Henderson, The Blue Raven, illustrated by Steve Sanderson on mental health, and Spirit, a suicide prevention comic book illustrated by Emily Brown (which is also published in Bush Cree, Dene, and South Slavey and English).

Books by Richard Van Camp

We Sang You Home

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Julie Flett

Gather

Richard Van Camp on the Joy of Storytelling

by (author) Richard Van Camp

Little You / Gidagaashiinh

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Julie Flett
translated by Angela Mesic & Margaret Noodin

Det’oni-t’á tai / Three Feathers

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by K. Mateus
translated by Doris Camsell

Angel Wing Splash Pattern

20th Anniversary Edition

by (author) Richard Van Camp

Tout petit toi

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Julie Flett
translated by Rachel Martinez

Tú eres tú

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Julie Flett
translated by Lawrence Schimel

May We Have Enough to Share Read-Along

by (author) Richard Van Camp
read by Christian Down

May We Have Enough to Share

by (author) Richard Van Camp

Taaqtumi

An Anthology of Arctic Horror Stories

by (author) unknown, Aviaq Johnston, Richard Van Camp, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, Thomas Anguti Johnston & Repo Kempt

Masculindians

Conversations about Indigenous Manhood

edited by Sam McKegney
interviewee Joseph Boyden, Tomson Highway, Lee Maracle, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Basil H. Johnston, Daniel David Moses, Louise Bernice Halfe, Taiaiake Alfred, Janice C. Hill, Kim Anderson, Thomas Kimeksun Thrasher, Brendan Hokowhitu, Ty P. Kawika Tengan, Warren Cariou, Alison Calder, Daniel Heath Justice, Adrian Stimson, Terrance Houle, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Richard Van Camp, Joanne Arnott, Neal McLeod & Gregory Scofield
cover design or artwork by Dana Claxton

Love Beyond Body, Space and Time

an Indigenous LGBT Sci-fi Anthology

by (author) Richard Van Camp, Cherie Dimaline, David Alexander Robertson, Daniel Heath Justice, Gwen Benaway, Mari Kurisato, Nathan Adler, Cleo Keahna & Darcie Little Badger
edited by Hope Nicholson
cover design or artwork by Jeffrey Veregge

This Place

150 Years Retold

by (author) Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Mitchell, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, David A. Robertson, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Jen Storm, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette & Chelsea Vowel
illustrated by Tara Audibert, Kyle Charles, G.M.B. Chomichuk, Natasha Donovan, Scott B. Henderson, Andrew Lodwick, Scott A. Ford, Donovan Yaciuk & Ryan Howe
foreword by Alicia Elliott

Moccasin Square Gardens

Short Stories

by (author) Richard Van Camp

Little You / kiya kâ-apisîsisiyan

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Julie Flett
translated by Mary Cardinal Collins
edited by Cree Literacy Network

Kiss by Kiss / ocêhtowina

A Counting Book for Families

by (author) Richard Van Camp
translated by Mary Cardinal Collins

Welcome Song for Baby / Ni Nikamon ‘Tawâw Nipepîmis’

by (author) Richard Van Camp
translated by Mary Cardinal Collins

Kiss by Kiss / Ocêtôwina

A Counting Book for Families

by (author) Richard Van Camp
translated by Mary Cardinal Collins

We Sang You Home / Kikî-Kîwê-Nikamôstamâtinân

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Julie Flett
translated by Mary Cardinal Collins
edited by Cree Literacy Network

Luminous Ink

Writers on Writing in Canada

edited by Tessa McWatt, Rabindranath Maharaj & Dionne Brand
contributions by Margaret Atwood, Madeleine Thien, M.G. Vassanji, Lawrence Hill, Pascale Quiviger, Nino Ricci, Sheila Fischman, Heather O'Neill, Camilla Gibb, Eden Robinson, Lee Maracle, Rawi Hage, Michael Helm, Lisa Moore, Rita Wong, Hiromi Goto, George Elliott Clarke, Nicole Brossard, Judith Thompson, David Chariandy, Richard Van Camp, Marie-Hélène Poitras, Stephen Henighan, Greg Hollingshead, Michael Ondaatje & Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Sonny Assu

A Selective History

by (artist) Sonny Assu
foreword by Janet Rogers
by (author) Candice Hopkins, Marianne Nicolson, Richard Van Camp & Ellyn Walker

Little You Read-Along

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Julie Flett
read by Christian Down

We Sang You Home Read-Along

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Julie Flett
read by Heather Gould

Welcome Song for Baby Read-Along

by (author) Richard Van Camp
read by Christian Down

Det'oni-t'á tai / Three Feathers

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by K. Mateus
translated by Doris Camsell

Kitapisîsisin

Little You - Bush Cree edition

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Julie Flett

Nën Nechíle

Little You - Chipewyan edition

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Julie Flett

Anetséleh

Little You - South Slavey edition

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Julie Flett

Little You / Nën Nechíle

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Julie Flett

Little You / Anetséleh

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Julie Flett

Little You / Kitapisîsin

Little You - Bush Cree edition

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Julie Flett

Lesser Blessed

by (author) Richard Van Camp

Godless But Loyal To Heaven

by (author) Richard Van Camp

The Moon of Letting Go

by (author) Richard Van Camp

Indigenous Men and Masculinities

Legacies, Identities, Regeneration

edited by Robert Alexander Innes & Kim Anderson
interviewee Warren Cariou, Daniel Heath Justice, Gregory Scofield, William Kahalepuna Richards & Thomas Ka’auwai Kaulukukui
contributions by Ty P. Kawika Tengan, Brendan Hokowhitu, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Sam McKegney, Bob Antone, Phillip Borell, Kimberly Minor, Richard Van Camp, Scott L. Morgensen, Robert Henry, Allison Piché, Sasha Sky, Leah Sneider, Erin Sutherland, John Swift, Lisa Tatonetti & Lloyd L. Lee

Taghe “et'a / Three Feathers

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by K. Mateus
translated by Eileen Beaver

Nisto Mekwana / Three Feathers

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by K. Mateus
translated by Mary Cardinal

Three Feathers

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by K. Mateus

Night Moves

by (author) Richard Van Camp

A Man Called Raven

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by George Littlechild

Little You

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Julie Flett

Coming Home

Stories from the Northwest Territories

by (author) Richard Van Camp

Nighty-Night

A Bedtime Song for Babies

by (author) Richard Van Camp

Welcome Song for Baby

A lullaby for newborns

by (author) Richard Van Camp

Angel Wing Splash Pattern, Second Edition

by (author) Richard Van Camp