Northern Lights

This illustrated children's book depicts the Inuit belief that the Northern Lights are the souls of the dead, playing soccer in the sky.

Michael Kusugak, illustrated by Vladyana Krykorka

When Kataujaq's mother dies, her grandmother tells her the legend of the northern lights. It makes her feel so much better that her mother has not gone away at all. She is up in the heavens, playing soccer among the northern lights. (From Michael Kusugak)