Camp Caribu, Family

A Song That Spans Generations: Richard Van Camp And Julie Flett Discuss ‘We Sang You Home’

“We sang you from a wish, We sang you from a prayer.” With these heartfelt words in English and Plains Cree, Richard Van Camp begins ‘We Sang You Home’/’Ka Kîweh Nikâmôstamâtinân,’ a beautiful picture book tribute to parenting. The book is featured in the Caribu app as part of this week’s #CampCaribu Week 2 “Father Figures” summer reading.

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Diversity, Interview

Spotlight: Richard Van Camp

To honor and celebrate the literary achievements of indigenous authors, I interviewed Richard Van Camp, an accomplished Dogrib Tłı̨chǫ author of the Dene nation from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. Richard Van Camp’s beautifully written and illustrated books “Kiss by Kiss,” “We Sang You Home,” “Little You,” and “Welcome Song for Baby,” written in both English and Plains Cree, can now be found in the Caribu library.

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