The Shaman’s Apprentice

ᐱᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐱᑖᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᑰᔪᒥᑦ ᐃᓅᓪᓗᓂ ᓴᖅᑲᓕᐊᓯ ᑯᓅᑉ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᒐᓕᐊᖓᓂᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᑕᐃᒎᓯᓕᖕᒥᑦ, ᐊᖓᒃᑯᙳᕆᐅᖅᓴᑎᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᖅ ᐊᖓᒃᑯᙳᕆᐅᖅᓴᔪᒥᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᕆᔭᖓᓂᒃ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥᒃ ᐱᔪᒃᓴᐅᖕᒪᖔᑦ – ᓄᓇᐅᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓄᙵᐅᓂᕆᔭᖓᓂᒃ ᑲᓐᓈᓗᖕᒥᒃ ᑕᑯᔭᖅᑐᖅᖢᑎᒃ, ᑕᑲᓐᓈᓗᒃ, ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔪᖅ ᑖᓐᓇ ᓄᓇᖅᑲᑎᖓᑕ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᓕᕈᑎᒋᔭᖓᓂᒃ.

ᑖᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑕᕐᓂᐊᓗᖕᓂᒃ ᐊᖅᑯᓵᖅᓯᒋᐊᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓇᖏᐊᕐᓇᖅᑐᒃᑯᓪᓗ, ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᖅ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐊᖓᒃᑯᖅ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓱᖕᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᑦᑎᔭᕆᐊᖃᙱᓐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᓈᓚᒡᓗᓂᓗ ᖃᓄᖅ ᑲᓐᓈᓘᑉ ᐅᖃᐅᑎᓂᐊᕐᒪᖔᒍ.

Inspired by award-winning Inuk director Zacharias Kunuk’s short film of the same name, The Shaman’s Apprentice tells the story of a young shaman in training who must face her first test—a trip to the underground to visit Kannaaluk, The One Below, who holds the answers to why a community member has become ill.

Facing dark spirits and physical challenges, the young shaman must learn to stifle her fear and listen to what Kannaaluk has to tell her.

Written by Zacharias Kunuk | Illustrated by Megan Kyak-Monteith

Paperback (Inuktitut) ISBN: 978-1-77227-220-8 | $12.95 | 10.5″ x 7″ | 32 pages | Full-colour illustrations