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Teachings of the Drum | Hardcover (Indigenous Canadian Author)

by Raincoast Books

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Description

The drum is a special symbol in many Indigenous cultures. In this rhyming picture book, young Ren is given a handmade drum by his mother that helps to teach him many things about himself and his culture. An adaptation of the best-selling book, Drum from the Heart, by Indigenous author Ren Louie.

★"The book highlights the significance of heritage and culture to a child's identity." -- BC Booklook

  • Features

    Dimensions: 9" H x 8" W x 1" L
    Format: Hardcover
    No. of Pages: 24
    Release Date: May 01, 2024
    Publisher: Medicine Wheel Publishing
    ISBN: 9781778540387

  • Age/Safety

    Audience: Ages 4-6

  • About the Author

    Ren Louie is Nuu-chah-nulth from Ahousaht and his traditional name is Wikinanish, which translates to eldest son'. He comes from mixed Nuu-chah-nulth, African American, and Ukranian heritage. With his background in Indigenous Studies and his work as an Aboriginal Role Model in schools, he hopes to one day teach Indigenous Studies at the post-secondary level. Ren is passionate about his language and culture and enjoys learning new songs and traditional teachings from Elders and Knowledge Keepers in the Indigenous community. Born and raised on Lekwungen and WSANEC Territory in Victoria, B.C., Ren continues to live there today.

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