We feel good out Here
by Julie-Ann Andre and Mindy Willett
Photographs by Tessa Macintosh
"Julie-Ann André is a Gwichya Gwich'in from Tsiigehtchic in the Northwest Territories. She is a Canadian Ranger, a mother of twin daughters, a hunter, a trapper, and a student. In We Feel Good Out Here, Julie-Ann shares her family's story and the story of her land-Khaii luk, the place of winter fish. As Julie-Ann says, "The land has a story to tell, if you know how to listen. When I travel, the land tells me where my ancestors have been. It tells me where the animals have come and gone, and it tells me what the weather may be like tomorrow." Her home is an important part of who Julie-Ann is. She wants to help make sure that her environment is healthy, so it can continue to tell its story to her children and their children."
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We Feel Good Out Here
Julie-Ann André and Mindy Willett
Illustrated by: Tessa Macintosh (Photography)
Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, 2009
"A valuable introduction to an endangered culture."
"These are positive portraits of northern family life and of child life, cheerful and appealing as well as educational."
-- The Toronto Star
"Replete with sharp and attractive full-color photographs. . . These titles provide some useful information for reports and are interesting additions for general reading."
-- School Library Journal
"Macintosh's photographs capture the two-world balance of Julie-anne and her family. . . Along with the words of the author and her partners, the luminous and lively photos invite the child reader into the wondrous northern world of today. . . This is an exciting series for helping children, especially those outside the Northwest Territories, appreciate the day-to-day world of their peers."
-- Canadian Children's Book News
"(We Feel Good Out Here) feature a satisfying mix of old and new - traditional and contemporary - in the photographs and text. . . What both photos and text do very well is establish the strong connection between the people in the books and the land upon which they live."
-- CM Magazine
Mindy Willett lives in Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories. She is a teacher at heart although no longer in the classroom. She first came north to Rankin Inlet, Nunavut in 1987 and most recently taught in Kugluktuk, Nunavut from 1996 to 2000. Mindy stopped being a classroom teacher when she had her son Jack. To remain home as much as possible, she started her own home-based business, writing educational materials.
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