by Eldon Yellowhorn and Kathy Lowinger
From healing to astronomy to our connection to the natural world, the lessons from Indigenous knowledge inform our learning and practices today.
How do knowledge systems get passed down over generations? Through the knowledge inherited from their Elders and ancestors, Indigenous Peoples throughout North America have observed, practiced, experimented, and interacted with plants, animals, the sky, and the waters over millennia. Knowledge keepers have shared their wisdom with younger people through oral history, stories, ceremonies, and records that took many forms.
In Sky Wolf's Call, award-winning author team of Eldon Yellowhorn and Kathy Lowinger reveal how Indigenous knowledge comes from centuries of practices, experiences, and ideas gathered by people who have a long history with the natural world. Indigenous knowledge is explored through the use of fire and water, the acquisition of food, the study of astronomy, and healing practices.
Target age: 11 and up
“An authoritative tribute to Indigenous knowledge systems that’s a must-have for every library and classroom.” -- Kirkus Reviews
“Sky Wolf's Call has an astoundingly broad scope introducing Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in North America from time immemorial to the current day... This fast paced celebration of Indigenous innovation and technology is riveting." -- The British Columbia Review
About the Contributors:
Eldon Yellowhorn (Piikani Nation) is a professor of First Nations Studies and archaeology at Simon Fraser University. He is a member of the Missing Children Project initiated by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to search for children who died at residential schools. His previous books include the acclaimed Turtle Island: The Story of North America's First People and What the Eagle Sees: Indigenous Stories of Rebellion and Renewal. He lives in Vancouver, B.C.
Kathy Lowinger is an award-winning author whose books include Give Me Wings! How a Choir of Former Slaves Took on the World, Turtle Island: The Story of North America's First People, and What the Eagle Sees: Indigenous Stories of Rebellion and Renewal.