woodduck

Voyage of Wood Duck / Ta’n Teli Kaqasimilala’sis Malsikws

Illustrated by Patsy MacAulay-MacKinnon
Mi’kmaq translations by Helen Sylliboy

Some people say that dreams are foolish. Some people say that you can search you whole life long and never find what it is you are looking for. But long ago when dreams were more real than they are today; there was a young boy who lived by the sea. He was called Wood Duck. His people had always lived beside the ocean. Its salty water flavoured their days. Its currents flowed through their nights. The power of the sea ran very strongly in Wood Duck. In his dreams, fish swam and sea birds flew.
Told in English and Mi’kmaq