Ch’iitsii Khał Datl’oo

The Blue Cruiser

The Blue Cruiser cover artwork

Ch’iitsii Khał Datl’oo

The Blue Cruiser

Stephen Frost Sr., a renowned Old Crow trapper and dog musher, wins the 1964 Rendezvous sled dog races in Whitehorse, and brings home his first snowmachine – a blue Snow Cruiser. He learns that snowmachines might be faster, but dog teams will always get you there.

Stephen’s story is adapted by his godson Leonard Linklater.

  • Radio announcer Christine Genier
  • Ethel Frost, Stephen’s wife Linda Netro
  • Stephen Frost, Gwich’in man, dog racer, trapper Brandon Kyikavichik
  • Wilfred Charlie, Northern Tutchone man, dog racer, trapper Leonard Linklater
  • Abraham Peter, Gwich’in man, trapper, Stephen’s friend Jeffrey Peter
  • Man Leonard Linklater
  • Child Patricia Ann
  • Dennis, Stephen’s teenage son Nic Netro-Hendrie
  • Reverend Bonnee Bingham
  • Radio announcer Christine Genier
  • Ethel Frost, Stephen’s wife Clara Dionne
  • Stephen Frost, Gwich’in man, dog racer, trapper Paul Josie
  • Wilfred Charlie, Northern Tutchone man, dog racer, trapper Dennis Allen
  • Abraham Peter, Gwich’in man, trapper, Stephen’s friend Brandon Kyikavichik
  • Woman Bonnee Bingham
  • Children Johnathon Frost and Desmond Kyikavichik
  • Dennis, Stephen’s teenage son Nic Netro-Hendrie
  • Reverend Linda Netro
  • Co-Directors, English version Reneltta Arluk, Patti Flather
  • Audio Producer, Sound Designer, Composer Jordy Walker
  • Fiddle Songs Big John MacNeil, Faded Love
  • Musicians Wade Kaye (fiddle), Harold Frost (fiddle)
  • Additional Gwich’in support Ruth Carroll
  • Production Stage Manager Léa Roy Bernatchez
  • Production Assistant Leonard Linklater
  • Sound Assistants Tanner Coyne, Stanley Grafton Njootli
  • Youth Production Assistant Ciara Kakfwi-Frost
  • Booklet editing, design, layout Patricia Halladay
  • Illustrations Jeneen Frei Njootli
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Our Journey, Forward Together

We’re telling these Vuntut Gwitchin stories in Gwich’in and English thanks to a unique partnership between Vuntut Gwitchin Government and Gwaandak Theatre. Learn more about the people involved and our journey to share these stories with you.

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