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At the Heart of It: Dene Dzo T'Are (Land Is Our Storybook)


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Raymond Taniton is Sahtugot’ine, which means “people from the Sahtu or Great Bear Lake.” He lives in Deline, Northwest Territories, on the shore of Sahtu, Canada’s largest and most pristine lake. Raymond, former chief, is one of his community’s many gifted leaders. In At the Heart of It, the seventh book in The Land is Our Storybook series, Raymond shows readers how to make a traditional Dene drum with the help of his father, Alfred, who is a leader and the “keeper of the drum.” Raymond shares the importance of keeping traditions alive to maintaining a healthy community. He also introduces readers to Dene spiritual, political, and traditional leaders and explains why Deline is a leader in the NWT in terms of healthy places, people, and land. Sahtugot’ine have never given up their right and responsibility to look after and govern themselves. Join Raymond and find out what is at the heart of the rich history of the Sahtugot’ine.

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Raymond Taniton is Dene from Great Bear Lake. He has worked his entire life for the betterment of his people. He was chief of Deline and grand chief of the Sahtu Dene. As a long-standing member of the Protected Areas Strategy Committee, Raymond worked with others to see two peninsulas on Great Bear Lake, Sahoyue and ?ehdacho, become permanently protected by Parks Canada.  
Mindy Willett is an educator from Yellowknife, NWT. This is the seventh book she has co-authored in The Land is Our Sto­rybook series.  
Tessa Macintosh is an award-winning northern photogra­pher who raised her family in Yellowknife. Her photos illustrate 6 other books in The Land is Our Storybook series, and her work is included in Canadian Shield (2011). Tessa loves to float a canoe on Great Slave Lake as the full heat of the long summer sun builds.

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Taniton, Raymond
Fifth House Publishers
Willett, Mindy
MacIntosh, Tessa
Child Care and Parenting-General
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Land Is Our Storyboo
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