Wisdom from our First Nations by Kim SigafusWisdom from our First Nations by Kim Sigafus

Wisdom from our First Nations

byKim Sigafus, Lyle Ernst

Perfect | March 10, 2015

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In Indigenous cultures, elders serve as a bridge across time: they are connected to the past, they live in the present and they offer wisdom for the future. In these fascinating biographical essays, twelve First Nation and Native American elders share stories from their lives and tell what it was like to live in a time before television, cell phones and video games. Their stories explain how their humble childhoods shaped the adults they became and the lessons they share as elders. All the elders profiled work to ensure that their Native culture is passed down to members of their tribe. Settle in with this book and “listen” to the stories of these elders’ lives. As you take in their history, you just might gain wisdom that could make a difference in your own life.
Kim Sigafus is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer from Warren, Illinois. She is an Ojibwa and her family is from the White Earth Indian Reservation in the northwest region of Minnesota. Lyle Ernst is a member of the Native American Coalition of the Quad Cities based in Moline, Illinois. He is a free-lance journalist who...
Title:Wisdom from our First NationsFormat:PerfectProduct dimensions:128 pages, 8.99 × 6.02 × 0.27 inShipping dimensions:8.99 × 6.02 × 0.27 inPublished:March 10, 2015Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927583551

ISBN - 13:9781927583555

Appropriate for ages: 9


Editorial Reviews

Wisdom From Our First Nations is a valuable contribution because it documents First Nations’ experiences with highly personal stories that all readers can appreciate... This latest book [from the “The First Nations Book for Young Readers" series] makes First Nations elders’ lives accessible to young readers and, in doing so, articulates their experiences as valuable and important to convey. - CM: Canadian Review of Materials - 20151009