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James Wedzin

James Wedzin is a Tlîchô artist from Behchokö, Northwest Territories. As a small child in Behchokö, he was raised by his grandmother. He watched her make intricate beadwork for hours, and she encouraged his interest in traditional art. James praises his grandmother for inspiring him.

James started making art at age four and soon developed his own style. At age fourteen, he started selling his creations and became a full-time artist. Today, his work can be found in many galleries and private collections. He is well known in Canada for his depictions of northern landscapes, animals and the northern lights.

How the Fox Got His Crossed Legs
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Dene; Tlicho (Dogrib);
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

Fox is howling, crying, for he lost his leg to Bear, all the people wanted to help Fox, but didn't know what to do. Raven is called upon to help retrieve his leg. Will Raven succeed in the quest for Fox's leg?

This book includes an audio and interactive multimedia CD that you can play on a CD player, PC or Mac. Also included is a Dogrib Elder telling his version of this ancient legend in Dogrib. An orthography chart is included.

Educator Information
Delivered in a dual-language format of Dogrib and English.

English translation by Mary Siemens & Rosa Mantla.

Additional Information
32 pages | 10.24" x 8.30"

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text
Authentic Indigenous Artwork