A new book in the Huble Homestead children’s history book series is paying tribute to Lheidli T’enneh history.
Ceepee and the Fish Camp follows a young Lheidli girl and her family through the seasons as they travel their territory gathering food and resources.
Set in the early twentieth century, it is illustrated by watercolour artist Cliff Mann and Lheidli artist Jennifer Pighin.
“Mann’s precision watercolours incorporate Pighin’s First Nations designs for a visual delight on every page,” said the Huble Homestead in a release.
The new book advances the Society’s mission to preserve and promote the history of the Huble Homestead, Giscome Portage, and surrounding area.
In addition, it incorporates vocabulary words in Dakelh, the traditional language of the Lheidli T’enneh, provided by Elder and language teacher Edith Frederick.
Edith Frederick has worked with Huble Homestead in the past on the Lheidli T’enneh Fish Camp exhibit and other interpretive materials to help share the history of the Lheidli T’enneh with visitors to the historic site.
Targeted to children aged 3-8, the book is also suitable for Dakelh language beginners, art lovers, and local history enthusiasts of all ages.
It is available for free to members of the Lheidli T’enneh, and will soon be donated to Dakelh language classrooms and First Nations education programs.
It will be released to the general public on May 22.