The story starts in Newfoundland on a reservation, were a young Cree Indian is standing by an aircraft. As he waits to fly to Edmonton for a pow-wow. Usually he would not be allowed to go, as he is the younger brother but today the tribes called an emergency council and his brother is off the reservation. So Harry has no option but to go.
The story take Harry and ex-serviceman now pilot Dick across the ice-fields of the North West territories and on to Lac La Biche, Alberta. Lac La Biche is about half an hour flying time North North West of Edmonton, as the plane crosses the lake. Dick notices problems and has to take drastic action.