Wisdom from our First Nations

SKU: 9781927583555

Kim Sigafus, Lyle Ernst
First Nations Book for Young Readers
Grade Levels:
Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine
Blackfoot, Comanche, Metis, Mohegan, Multiple Nations, Navajo, Ojibwe, Siksika
Book Type:
Second Story Press
First Nations Book for Young Readers
Copyright Date:

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Wisdom From Our First Nations is one of the titles in the Second Story Press First Nations Book for Young Readers Series. This title contains brief biographical sketches of twelve First Nation, Métis and Native American men and women who retain their specific cultural traditions and have achieved their peoples' respect as Elders. These knowledge keepers include La Donna Harris, Comanche; Ernest Siva, Morongo; Jacqueline Guest, Métis, Canada; Percy Henry, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Canada; Nella Heredia, Cahuilla; Jim Northrup, Anishinaabe/Ojibwe; Judy Gingell, Kwanlin Dun, Canada; Christine Jack, Xwisten, Canada; Mark Bellcourt, Ojibwa; Bert Crowfoot, Siksika, Canada; Louva Dahozy, Navajo; and Faith Davison, Mohegan. This 2015 publication shares Elders' stories from their lives and tell what it was like to live in a time before television, cell phones, or video games. Their stories explain how each Elder leaned from their family's cultural traditions and life experiences bringing the traditional knowledge lessons to share with others. All of the Elders profiled here work to ensure that their cultures are passed down to members of their people. Whether through language lessons, ceremonies, or their ways of life, Elders unlock the past and bring it to the present. A glossary of terms found in the chapters is included, along with resources for discovering more information about each Elder. A black and white photo accompanies each biography. Highly recommended. Reading Level: 6.0

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