One Story, One Song

SKU: 9781771620802

Richard Wagamese
Grade Levels:
Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Book Type:
Douglas & McIntyre
Copyright Date:

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In One Story, One Song, Ojibwe writer Richard Wagamese again invites readers to accompany him on his travels. This time, his focus is on sixty plus non-fiction stories: how they shape us, how they empower us, how they change our lives. Traditional and contemporary, cultural and spiritual, funny and sad, the short stories are grouped according to the four Ojibwe storytelling principles: balance, harmony, knowledge and intuition. Whether the topic is learning from his grade five teacher about Martin Luther King, gaining an understanding from a wolf track, lighting a fire for the first time without matches or finding the universe in an eagle feather, these stories exhibit the warmth, wisdom and generosity that made One Native Life so popular. As always, in these pages, the land serves as Wagamese's guide. And as always, he finds that true home means not only community but conversation -- good, straight-hearted talk about important things. We all need to tell our stories, he says. Every voice matters. Written in a journal format, each reflective entry/story offers key information about the Medicine Wheel, understanding healing, the 60s scoop, truth and reconciliation, and the power of stories. Richard Wagamese is Ojibwe from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario. Author's website:

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