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A Kindness Is… Interview with Simone Tielesh and Aidan Cartwright

By Jasmine Cabanaw

Kindness Is… teaches children and adults alike the importance of compassion, kindness, and empathy through a series of common but important examples of responsible pet ownership. The English version of Kindness Is… launched in 2017 and was a donation to the NWT SPCA from volunteers Simone Tielesh (the author) and her husband Aidan Cartwright (the illustrator). Now the beloved children’s book is being published in the nine official Indigenous languages of the Northwest Territories.

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Animals Unite to Help Children in Foster Care

Feathered friends, therapy animals, and beloved pets are banding together to raise awareness about children in foster care. The upcoming children’s book High Paw, Super Sebastian! follows the journey of a foster puppy as he moves from home to home. Sebastian encounters various animals along the way who help him as he struggles with difficult emotions, such as fear and sadness. The goal of the book is to help children learn how to process emotions and to raise awareness about the experience of foster care for both children and rescue animals.

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Children’s Book Gets Translated into Nine Indigenous Languages

“Kindness Is…” will be the first book of its kind to be translated into all nine official Indigenous languages of the Northwest Territories.

In partnership with the Northwest Territories SPCA (NWT SPCA), the Canadian company Green Bamboo Publishing is releasing nine translated versions of the children’s book Kindness Is… The plan is to launch the first two books in Inuktitut and Tłı̨chǫ translation on June 21, 2020 in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, with the next seven translations to follow within the next year.

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Joey’s Tale: A Beloved Family Member

Guest Post by Sue Vosper

Joey is a miniature dachshund.  We don’t know when Joey’s birthday is, because she came to us through the OSPCA and we don’t know anything about her time before us.  Her exact age is not known either but we were told, and agree, that she was about six years old when we met her.  I first saw Joey on April 6 and she moved in with us on the 8th of that  month.  So, we have made April 8th her birthday.  Joey is now a spunky and sassy 18 year old.  She has lived with us for the past twelve years.

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