Angela Gonzalez with Koyukon Fish Camp book
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New Book: Koyukon Fish Camp by Angela Łot’oydaatlno Gonzalez

Koyukon Fish Camp by Angela Łot’oydaatlno Gonzalez (Koyukon Athabascan

I wrote my second children’s book! It is called, Koyukon Fish Camp (ISBN: 978-1-6677-0059-5). It was published by Benchmark Education as a part of their Represent series. It is a first grade leveled book.

The main character’s name is Steven, in honor of my late great uncle Steven Attla of Huslia. Steven visits his Setsoo and Setseye (Grandma and Grandpa in Denaakk’e) to go to fish camp. I got to share some Denaakk’e (language of Koyukon Athabascan people) words. Steven learns how to work on fish and learns about Athabascan values. It is great to see the story come to life with beautiful illustrations by Rhonda Shelford Jansen (Unangax̂/Aleut).

It is meant for educational institutions, so it’s not available for individual purchase. However, it can be purchased in six packs. Please feel free to share with head start programs, day cares, schools and families! Enaa baasee’!

Enaa baasee’ to Benchmark Education for the privilege to share a little bit about Koyukon Athabascan life, culture and language. Thank you to Tricia Brown for connecting me with them and for mentoring me.

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