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Mike Bowden

Mike Bowden is Secwépemc from the interior of British Columbia, Canada and also has Métis heritage. Mike is a storyteller and a strong believer in story as a way of learning and understanding the world and our relationships within the world. Mike’s stories are contemporary, fictional Secwépemc tales that reflect Indigenous ways of knowing. Mike is also a long-time educator in British Columbia and is active in literacy organizations throughout North America. He holds a graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Calgary and is currently the District Principal of Aboriginal Education for a BC school district.

Four Winds
Format: Hardcover

A curious Qelmúcw (Person) from the Secwépemc Nation is learning about the world around him with the help of some of his relations. SkÌ“elep (Coyote) and Tree guide Qelmúcw in understanding Cmesekst te Snewt (The Four Winds). 

This story reflects the reciprocal learning and understanding relationship between a human being and all life and elements (all our relations). It models and reflects the importance of First Peoples’ Principles of Learning: learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational; learning involves the consequence of one’s actions; learning is embedded in story; and learning involves patience and time. Learning from Indigenous stories can be different and personal every time a story is read or told, depending on context.
 
Educator Information
This book integrates Secwépemc language and contains a pronunciation guide to assist the reader.
 
Additional Information
32 Pages | 8.5 " x 11" | ISBN: 9781771744478

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text
Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$16.95

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