Festival Weekend – September 26-27

september, 2020

27sep10:20 am10:40 amVirtual EventNuitau's CapBob Bartel, Jeff Szpirglas10:20 am - 10:40 am EST

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A reading with author Bob Bartel from Nuitau’s Cap. Ages 4-7.

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Bob Bartel

Bob Bartel served as regional coordinator for the Mennonite Central Committee in Happy Valley, Labrador from 1986-89—a life-altering experience. During that time, he supported the Innu struggle against NATO supersonic flight training. He learned of Nanass’s story from her aunt, and tells it with her permission. Bob now lives in Saskatoon.

Jeff Szpirglas

Jeff Szpirglas is the author of over 20 books for young readers, including the recent “Tales From Beyond The Brain” series from Orca and the “Countdown to Danger” series from Scholastic Canada. He writes about films and film music for Rue Morgue Magazine, including the just-released Planet Wax: Classic Sci-Fi/Fantasy Soundtracks on Vinyl from 1984 Publishing. Amazingly he also finds the time to be a) husband, b) father, and c) full time classroom teacher. Follow him, if you dare, at jeffszpirglas.com.


Nuitau's Cap

Nutaui’s Cap tells of a young Innu girl, Nanass. The low-level flying of NATO supersonic jets disrupts her family’s traditional way of life, endangering them and the wildlife they depend upon, so Nanass’s father and other members of the Sheshatshiu community decide to occupy the military’s runways. Nanass eagerly joins in the social action, but then her father is arrested. Nanass has little to comfort her except his well-worn ball cap, and the promise of the land itself that the resilience, wisdom, and strength of the Innu people will one day triumph.

AuthorBob Bartel


(Sunday) 10:20 am - 10:40 am EST