On a prairie reserve, a child receives a magic hat from his kohkom and soon finds himself on an unforgettable adventure. Tâpwê can't wait to spend a week with his cousins on the other side of the reserve - especially since his kohkom has given him the most amazing gift. His new Magic Hat has bluebirds and grass snakes that come to life! He's so excited to see what adventures he and his new animal friends will have that he forgets Kohkom's advice: Watch out for tricksters!
Tâpwê's adventure is everything he imagined. He meets his cousins, takes part in a powwow, and sleeps in a tipi. Soon enough, though, he's reminded of his kohkom's words. Is his new friend Wâois really a friend, or is his mischief-making leading Tâpwê astray?
Drawing on rich Indigenous traditions of storytelling, and featuring a memorable cast of characters drawn from from imagination and legend, Tâpwê and the Magic Hat explores the importance of learning to dance to the beat of your own heart.