Catherine Jameson published her first book Zoe and the Fawn (Theytus $19.95) after studying children’s fiction writing at Penticton’s En’owkin Centre’s Indigenous Creative Writing graduate program. Written in English and offering syilx Okanagan translations for each of the animals mentioned in the story, this picture book is aimed at readers aged 3 – 5. It’s about a little girl that stumbles upon a fawn in the forest while out walking with her father. Wondering where the fawn’s mother is, little Zoe goes on a quest in the forest to find her, encountering many other animals along the way. Illustrations are by award-winning, Cree-Métis Julie Flett, and translations by Richard Armstrong, a Syilx traditional knowledge/language specialist and Syilx Traditional Ecological Knowledge Keeper long associated with the En'owkin Centre in Penticton and UBC. Syilx Okanagan People’s territory extends over approximately 69,000 square kilometres. The northern area of this territory was close to the area of Mica Creek, just north of modern-day Revelstoke, BC, and the eastern boundary was between Kaslo and Kootenay Lakes. The southern boundary extended to the vicinity of Wilbur, Washington and the western border extended into the Nicola Valley.

978-1-92688-653-4 [BCBW 2018] ILMBC2

Aboriginal language now on UBC campus street signs