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Dakwäkãda Warriors (Paperback)
A funky, funny combination of space opera and traditional storytelling of the Champagne Aishihik First Nations. This graphic novel is beautifully bilingual, written in English and Southern Tutchone, to encourage language learning and cultural vitality. I could not stop laughing while learning new words. [Christina] — From Dakwäkãda Warriors
Growing up in Haines Junction, YT, artist Cole Pauls performed in a traditional song and dance group called the Dakw k da Dancers. During that time, Pauls encountered the ancestral language of Southern Tutchone. Driven by a desire to help revitalize the language, he created Dakw k da Warriors, a bilingual comic about two earth protectors saving the world from evil pioneers and cyborg sasquatches.
Pauls' Elders supported him throughout the creation process by offering consultation and translation. The resulting work is a whimsical young adult graphic novel that offers an accessible allegory of colonialism.