Northern Daughter is the story of Josephine, a girl who grew up in the untamed Canadian north before escaping to the city. The story is set in a canoe. Josephine is returning to the lake of her childhood, armed with her paddle, a guitar, and the songs that punctuate her story. She recalls the colourful characters from her past and traces a sequence of pivotal moments in her life. Like the wilderness around her, Josephine is hardy and honest, at times poignant, then funny—quintessentially Canadian.