The Man Who Lived with a Giant
Stories from Johnny Neyelle, Dene Elder
The Man Who Lived with a Giant presents traditional and personal stories told by Johnny Neyelle, a respected Dene storyteller and Elder from Déline, Northwest Territories. Johnny Neyelle used storytelling to teach Dene youth and others to understand and celebrate Dene traditions and identities. Johnny’s entertaining voice makes his stories accessible to readers young and old, and his wisdom reinforces the right way to live: in harmony with people and places.
"[Johnny Neyelle's] recorded stories were meticulously translated by his son Morris Neyelle and editor Alana Fletcher to blossom into this beautiful memoire, which is truly a guide to being. .. An invaluable road map, a gift from Johnny Neyelle that will help guide the people of Denedeh and everyone else to a positive life. "- Deborah Shatz
“To paraphrase Johnny Neyelle, these stories are about learning to live, they are about cultivating an ethos that will help us navigate our increasingly interdependent lives together, on the land that sustains us, well into the future.”- Glen Sean Coulthard, Native American and Indigenous Studies Journal, Spring 2022