While picking berries with her mother, a little girl wanders too far into the woods. When she realizes she is lost, she begins to panic. A large grey wolf makes a sudden appearance between some distant trees. Using his sense of smell, he determines where she came from and decides to help her. Through a series of questions from the wolf, the little girl realizes she had the knowledge and skill to navigate herself—she just needed to remember that those abilities were there all along.
<strong>Katherena Vermette</strong> is a Métis writer of poetry, fiction and children’s literature. Her first book, <i>North End Love Songs</i> (The Muses’ Company), won the 2013 Governor General’s Literary Award for English Poetry. Her first novel, <i>The Break</i> (House of Anansi), was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Her National Film Board film <i>this river</i> won the 2017 Canadian Screen Award for Best Short Documentary. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia and lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. For more information, visit www.katherenavermette.com.
<strong>Julie Flett</strong> studied fine arts at Concordia University in Montreal and Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. She received the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize and was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature for her book <i>Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet / Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer: L’alphabet di Michif</i>. Julie is Cree-Métis and currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit julieflett.com. Follow her on Twitter @julie_flett.