Authors, Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd.
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Book Raven Brings Light by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd.
In a time when darkness covered the land, a boy named Weget is born who is destined to bring the light. With the gift of a raven skin that allows hi to fly as well as transform, Weget turns into a bird and jounreys from Haida Gwaii into the sky. There he finds the Chief of the Heavens who keeps the light in a box.
Will clever Weget find a way to trick the Chief and escape with the daylight back down to Earth?
Vividly portrayed through the art of Roy Henry Vickers, Weget’s story has been passed down for generations. This tale has been traced back at least 3,000 years by archaeologists who have found images of Weget’s journey in petroglyphs on the Nass and Skeena rivers. This version of the story originates from one told to the author by Chester Bolton, Chief of Ravens, from the village of Kitkatla, around 1975.
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ROY HENRY VICKERS is a painter, printmaker, carver, design advisor, speaker, author, and respected leader in First Nations communities. He is the recipient of the Order of British Columbia, the Order of Canada, a Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and Honorary Doctorate of letters from York University. Vicker’s owns the Eagle Aerie Gallery in Tofino, BC, and resides in Hazelton, BC.
ROBERT BUDD (known as lucky) is the host of the CBC Radio series Voices of BC. Holding an MA in history, he has digitized many high-profile oral history collections including that of the Nisga’a First Nation. He is also the author of the books Voices of British Columbia (Douglas & McIntyre, 2014). He currently lives in Victoria, BC.
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