Monday, February 04, 2008

Indigenous wisdom, enduring love: An Anthology of Native and Indigenous voices

To Native Poets, Storytellers, Teachers, Farmers, Herders, Fishermen, Gatherers, Mid-wives, Craftspeople, Carvers, Pullers, Wildcrafters, Artists, Musicians, Authors, Spiritual Leaders… Mothers, Fathers, Grandmothers, Grandfathers, Aunties and Uncles… And those who want to offer their knowledge and spirit to our children as they face the future, you are invited:

Indigenous wisdom, enduring love: An Anthology of Native and Indigenous voices

The changing climate is threatening our children's sense of well-being. We know, from our own feelings of sadness, grief, anger, and despair that we cannot shelter our children from the fears they may feel. Yet we, as Native peoples, have our traditions, values, wisdom, strength, and resilience to offer them.
As I call on my own life lessons in guiding my daughter, I appreciate what it is I don't know. But what I can't see, others do. This project hopes to pool our collective voices and empower our next generations, as they look to the twenty-first century and beyond. Your words will be a comfort in the face of crisis, and a practical guide offering a steadying path in place of panic or despair. With the love we have for our children, I know these words can offer the gleam, and the know-how, of ever-ending hope. These are the personal stories, essays and poems I envision in this work. Please join me.

Submissions are encouraged no later than June 30, 2008. I am uncertain what the final title of the book will be, and I value your ideas and suggestions. This work is from the heart. I can't offer any fees for your work, but if published I will donate a book to the library of your choice.

Please email typed submissions to: submissions (at), or send by Please include your bio and full contact information. Your contact information will not be published.

Kindly forward or post this call for submissions to those who you feel it may interest. A copy of this invitation is attached.
My very best wishes,

[The editor, Terri Hansen, is an award-winning Native American journalist who lives and reports from the Pacific Northwest. She is a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. She specializes as an environment and science writer, and is well known for her wide-ranging coverage of Native American health, environment, cultural and political issues. Terri has an unparalleled relationship with the Native nations and peoples of the Pacific Northwest, and beyond those borders. She has forged streams, trailed wildlife, romped through deserts, hiked isolated ocean shores, and spent innumerable hours indoors and out with Native peoples, hearing their stories, and ensuring those stories are told with honor.]
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