Terry Dokis is a citizen of Dokis First Nation with kinship connections to Nipissing First Nation. Over more than twenty-five years, Terry created, sustained, and taught in the Indigenous Studies program at Nipissing University. In 2018, just after he retired Terry generously agreed to work with Katrina Srigley and Greg Foster to gift us a version of the Nishnaabeg Creation Story he carries, Cradling the Heart: an Anishinabek Creation Story is the result. A second recording followed, Cradling the Heart Part II, which focuses on the teachings embedded in that first recording. From the outset, our intention was to share these teachings to make it possible for as many people as possible to establish relationships with them and their teachings, and, in the process, see themselves in Creation. Gchi-miigwech.
We gratefully acknowledge funding support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.