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Muskrats and Fire Book Now Available

March 29, 2019

Now Available:

For Purchase or Download

To download a copy, click here.

Muskrats and Fire, written by Renée Carrière in collaboration with Charlebois Community School students in Cumberland House, provides a personal account of their journey to discover; where have all the muskrats gone?


The book weaves historical and present-day teachings shared by community Knowledge Keepers with the Saskatchewan K-12 curriculum. Stories centre around one Cree dialect and the cultural experiences of a specific community. It is not meant to encompass all Indigenous communities or cultural practices.


To purchase copies, contact
the McDowell Foundation at
306-373-1660/Toll free: 1-800-667-7762