“Gookookwhoo miinwaa Mik” is a story about starting over. In this touching video, Barbara Nolan introduces us to airplane pilot Gookookwhoo, who one day returns home from work to discover that his entire family has been burned to death in a house fire. His family, his home, and his life are in ruins before him. Gookookwhoo has no reason to continue living.
In an attempt to heal his broken heart, Gookookwhoo moves back to his rez. However, for decades he is unsuccessful in his attempts to let go of his grief. He eventually decides to go into the bush to live, to pray, to learn how to heal. It is there, in the bush, that he is visited by Beaver.