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Taghe ?et'a / Three Feathers

Bilingual edition, Chipewyan/English Edition

By Richard Van Camp
Illustrated by K. Mateus
Translated by Eileen Beaver
Imprint: HighWater Press

Categories: Young Adult Fiction, Aboriginal & Indigenous, Law & Crime, Coming of Age, Media Tie-In, Boys & Men

Interest Age: 12–18
Grade: 7–12
Paperback : 9781553795414, 96 pages, April 2015
Ebook (PDF) : 9781553799337, 96 pages, March 2021
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781553799344, 96 pages, March 2021


Three young men—Flinch, Bryce, and Rupert—have vandalized their community and are sent by its Elders to live nine months on the land as part of the circle sentencing process. There, the young men learn to take responsibility for their actions and acquire the humility required to return home. But will they be forgiven for what they’ve done?

Taghe ʔet’a (Three Feathers) explores the power and grace of restorative justice in one Northern community and the cultural legacy that can empower future generations.

Taghe ʔ​et’a (Three Feathers) is one title in The Debwe Series. Created in the spirit of the Anishinaabe concept debwe (to speak the truth), The Debwe Series is a collection of exceptional Indigenous writings from across Canada.