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Sus Yoo / The Bear's Medicine

Sus Yoo / The Bear's Medicine

By (artist) Clayton Gauthier
Translated by Danny Alexis & Theresa Austin
Series: schchechmala children's series
Hardcover : 9781926886572, 32 pages, September 2019

In this dual-language book, a mother bear takes her cubs out on the land to teach them how to survive.


A mother bear shares with her cubs how to be grateful for all they have in the natural world. The Bear's Medicine shows the interconnectedness of all things in the world they live in and how each season brings changes and blessings for the bears. It is a story of a mother's love for her children as she teaches them how to survive.

Written in English and Dakelh.


  • Winner, First Nations Communities READ, The PMC Indigenous Literature Award 2020
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection 2020


How does a mother bear feed her babies? On the land, of course.