The Sharing Circle

Theresa Meuse

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ISBN: 9781551094502

The Sharing Circle

Stories about First Nations Culture

  Author:   Theresa Meuse  
  Artist :   Arthur Stevens    

Matthew loves to play games with his friends and share his toys with them. But most of all he loves to share the special treasures that remind him of his First Nations culture. Perhaps his favourite treasure is the medicine pouch that his grandfather made especially for him. This is where he keeps many of his other treasures, including the sacred herbs his mother gave him. Matthew uses the herbs to remind him to be grateful for everything that nature gives us. Another special gift is the eagle feather from his father. Matthew knows that the eagle is a symbol of the spiritual strength of his culture. But there is one other gift that has a special place in Matthew’s heart. It is the dream catcher that Matthew gave to his friend Dustin to help him not have bad dreams. The Sharing Circle is a collection of seven stories about First Nations culture and spiritual practices: The Eagle Feather, The Dream Catcher, The Sacred Herbs, The Talking Circle, The Medicine Wheel, The Drum, and The Medicine Pouch.

Researched and written by Mi’kmaw children’s author Theresa Meuse-Dallien, and beautifully illustrated by Mi’kmaw illustrator Arthur Stevens, this book will engage and inform children of all ages.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781551094502
Item NB0560
Published onJanuary 5 2003
Language eng
Pages 52
Format Paperback
Dimensions8(in) x 9(in)
Shipping weight180(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Arthur Stevens is a Mi'kmaw artist and member of Millbrook First Nation Band. He holds a diploma in Commercial Design from Holland College. As an illustrator and graphic designer his work has been exhibited throughout Atlantic Canada. Currently employed in the publishing/design industry, Arthur continues to work with numerous First Nations organizations and individuals to promote what he feels is a diverse and remarkable culture.