Paddling to Where I Stand: Agnes Alfred, Qwiqwasutinuxw Noblewoman is the memoirs of Agnes Alfred (c.1890-1992), a woman of the Kwakwakawakw Nation and one of the last great storytellers among her peers in the classic oral tradition. Agnes Alfred documents through myths, historical accounts, and personal reminiscences the foundations and the enduring pulse of her living culture. She shows how a First Nations woman managed to quietly fulfill her role as a noble matriarch in her ever-changing society, thus providing a role model for those who came after her. She also contributes significant light and understanding to several traditional practices including prearranged marriages and traditional potlatches. Martine J. Reid (editor) is an independent scholar whose interests are in the field of Northwest Coast cultural and aesthetic anthropology. Daisy Sewid-Smith (translator) is Agnes Alfred's granddaughter, a cultural historian, and a Kwakwakawakw language instructor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria. The ground-breaking work includes effective use of the language throughout and includes archival photographs of the woman and her family as well as maps, bibliography and index. First Nation Communities Read 2012 title.