Dipnetting with Dad
Written by Willie Sellars
Illustrated by Kevin Easthope
“With action-packed illustrations that are larger than life, Dipnetting with Dad showcases the bond between father and son while introducing readers to a story of tradition and culture that needs to be told.”
— Alan Woo, author of Maggie’s Chopsticks
“Willie’s great book took me back to my own days of fishing on the river… [His] detailed description of the process from ceremony to enjoying the final product is true to our culture. The Indigenous cultures have so much to share and this book contributes to the distribution of this knowledge.”
— Chief Bev Sellars, author of They Called Me Number One
Bump, Bump — Slap, river sockeye salmon are pulled onto shore!
Set in the beautiful landscape of the Cariboo Chilcotin region, Dipnetting with Dad is a delightful and colourful story of a father teaching his son the Secwepemc method of fishing known as dipnetting. Together they visit the Sweat Lodge, mend the nets, select the best fishing spot and catch and pack their fish through
rugged bush back to the family home for traditional preparation.
Willie Sellars is a band member of the Williams Lake Indian Band (T’exelc), which is located fifteen minutes south of the city of Williams Lake, BC. Living on the reserve for the majority of his life, he has been going dip-net fishing with his dad and uncles since he was seven years old. He is currently in his second term as a Councillor for the Williams Lake Indian Band. Willie is married and has two beautiful children, Cash and Milah, and keeps himself busy practicing his culture and playing sports.
Kevin Easthope was born and raised in Williams Lake, BC. He attended UBC Okanagan where he graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree in 2008. While he is an artist and musician, he presently makes a living fighting forest fires for the province of British Columbia.
Paper over board
9.5” x 8.5” • 48 pages
For more information, or to schedule an interview with the authors, contact Andrea Routley at (604) 885-9194 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.caitlin-press.com