In the Cree language the word for God is not specific with respect to gender. But Cree, who are all Christians, generally use the masculine pronoun when speaking English. I follow their usage when paraphrasing their statements. In the text I generally also use the term "hunters," which is often taken as gendered. It is the case that most Cree hunters are males. But it should be remembered that many women also hunt, and that statements about hunters apply to women as well as men.