During WWII, Jed's English father serves as a fighter pilot overseas, while Jed and his mother move back to her Tsimshian community on Canada's west coast. When a naval base is set up in town, Jed is hired to help out, honored for both his father's bravery and his own native skills as a hunter. Jed discovers a newfound allegiance to his country and a pride in his mixed heritage. But one day, Jed's world is shattered. His best friend Tadashi, and other members of the nearby Japanese village, are declared enemy aliens and forced to leave their homes. Now Jed must decide where his allegiance really belongs... to his country's rigid code, or to the truth that is buried in his Tsimshian soul.