November 18, 2006

Passamaquoddy book provides balance

Children's book teaches Indian cultureThe Passamaquoddy Tribe has teamed up with a lakes conservation organization to produce an illustrated book that uses tribal oral history to teach children about living in balance with the natural world.

The book, "Wind Bird: Gift of the Mist," recounts the tale of Gluskop who attempts to save his village by manipulating nature. But the endeavor backfires and his people must learn to live in concert with nature.

The book, which is being distributed free to all elementary schools across Maine, grew out of an existing partnership between the Passamaquoddy Tribe and the Maine Lakes Conservancy Institute.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The book is beautifully written and illustrated. Done in partnership with the Passamaquoddy tribe and the Maine Lakes Conservancy Institute [MLCI] this book spreads the word about environmental stewardship and appreciation for Passamaquoddy culture. A copy has been given to every Maine elementary school as a gift from the tribe and MLCI. It is for sale from the Maine Lakes Conservancy Institute at all proceeds go to support MLCI's lake science education programs.