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The Gift of Stories

Author : Robert Atkinson
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Shows how telling our own stories can dramatically change our lives.

The Turtle s Beating Heart

Author : Denise Low
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“Grandchildren meet their grandparents at the end,” Denise Low says, “as tragic figures. We remember their decline and deaths. . . . The story we see as grandchildren is like a garden covered by snow, just outlines visible.” Low brings to light deeply held secrets of Native ancestry as she recovers the life story of her Kansas grandfather, Frank Bruner (1889–1963). She remembers her childhood in Kansas, where her grandparents remained at a distance, personally and physically, from their grandchildren, despite living only a few miles away. As an adult, she comes to understand her grandfather’s Delaware (Lenape) legacy of persecution and heroic survival in the southern plains of the early 1900s, where the Ku Klux Klan attacked Native people along with other ethnic minorities. As a result of such experiences, the Bruner family fled to Kansas City and suppressed their non-European ancestry as completely as possible. As Low unravels this hidden family history of the Lenape diaspora, she discovers the lasting impact of trauma and substance abuse, the deep sense of loss and shame related to suppressed family emotions, and the power of collective memory. Low traveled extensively around Kansas, tracking family history until she understood her grandfather’s political activism and his healing heritage of connections to the land. In this moving exploration of her grandfather’s life, the former poet laureate of Kansas evokes the beauty of the Flint Hills grasslands, the hardships her grandfather endured, and the continued discovery of his teachings.

Unmaking Waste in Production and Consumption

Author : Robert Crocker
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This book provides scholars working in the many disciplines that relate to the concept of the Circular Economy with a cross-disciplinary forum, looking at areas such as: Theory, Policy and Contexts; Improving Resource Efficiency and Reducing Waste; Changing Consumption and Behaviour by Design; and Transforming Technologies of Production.

Soul Gifts

Author : Barbara Gill
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Soul Gifts is for all women and for men who are not afraid to connect to that vulnerable place of soul. It is a book to talk about over coffee, to share with partners, mates, friends and family. It is a self-help book that does not tell the reader what to do; that responsibility rests with every soul. The Voices Within are the string of the book. Not only the author's voice is heard. Barbara speaks of how we are all connected - The Human Chain - and how we can use this connection for peace and prosperity, not by organizing for the cause but by living it - one at a time. You. You can. You will ...Soul Rubbing Exercises: A Personal Vision Quest is the companion book. Complementary Downloads Available: Barbara J Gill Artwork and Song; Harry L Gill, DFM, WWII Letters Home (1939-1943); Mrs. F. P. Lister European Trip (1913-1914).

Responding To The Voice Of The Turtle Dove

Author : John Michael Perry
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This little book attempts to provide the reader with the knowledge to initiate sincere conversation and friendship with the universe encompassing and indwelling Mystery of God. Why and how this undertaking is possible constitute the substance of this little book. If the spiritual journey being recommended and explained is undertaken and faithfully completed, it will lead to the indescribably precious goal of habitual union with God's indwelling Presence and Love.

Sea Turtle Research and Conservation

Author : Brad Nahill
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Sea Turtle Research and Conservation: Lessons From Working in the Field is a comprehensive reference of experiences with sea turtle species from global experts. This book looks at the human side of protecting and studying these unique animals around the world, as well as the challenges involved, such as cultural differences and conducting research in remote locations. Led by a renowned expert in sea turtle conservation, this book addresses the largest issues the sea turtle species are facing currently. Nearly all species of sea turtles are endangered due to illegal hunting, getting caught in fishing gear, climate change, and more. Chapters in this book range from the use of cutting-edge technology to learn more about this elusive reptile, to working with communities with long histories of sea turtle trade and consumption. It provides readers with firsthand accounts of sea turtle conservation efforts from conservationists based around the world and offers important suggestions and solutions for ensuring the future of these sea turtle species. Sea Turtle Research and Conservation: Lessons From Working in the Field is a valuable resource for field biologists, marine conservationists, and policymakers, especially those connected with marine conservations, wildlife protection, and sustainable development Offers examples of groundbreaking technology to conduct noninvasive sea turtle research Written by global experts working in the field to study and protect sea turtle species Includes human-to-human case studies and advice for collaborating with cultures and communities to save these endangered animals

Grandma Katie s Kindness Club Presents Trusty Turtle and His Forest Friends

Author : N. Kay Mead
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Children love visiting Grandma Katie’s Kindness Club where they hear fun tales about kindness and other good values, and share stories about their own compassionate acts. Bonus!! A special treat at the end of the story! Trusty Turtle is very happy living in the forest—until his friends tease him about his slowness and big shell, and begin calling him unkind names. At first, Trusty wants to be anyone but himself. But it is only when he discovers that kindness is contagious that the turtle learns an important lesson and teaches the others about acceptance and friendship. “Excellent story. I enjoyed it very much. These types of stories are so needed and lacking in the world and in our schools. Our young people, our little ones, need to be taught values in this manner. Great job. Keep up the good work. Keep these stories coming for the benefit of our children.” — Dr. David Bickmore, retired educator, Lompoc United School District, Lompoc, California.

Behold the Turtle

Author : Bonang Mohale
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Behold the turtle, he only makes progress when his neck is stuck out. This proverb, included in Bonang Mohale’s best-selling first book, Lift As You Rise, sets the tone for his second book, which includes fresh insights and wisdom from one of South Africa’s best-loved leaders. As a change agent, defender of democracy and a social justice activist, Bonang continues to stick his own neck out, addressing issues of key societal importance. Following on from the success of his first book, his new book, Behold the Turtle – Thoughts on Ethically Principled Leadership, expands on issues of leadership, resilience, ethics and social justice – sounding a call for change. Never one to avoid tough issues, Bonang tackles the role that business, institutions of higher learning and other organisations need to play in creating South Africa’s future, as well as the risk and responsibility required of each of us as individuals. The book incorporates insights from Bonang’s respected colleagues, such as Mteto Nyati, Adrian Gore, Andile Nomlala, Vukani Mngxati, and Nicola Kleyn, who add personal lessons and anecdotes, creating a pool of wisdom from which readers can drink deeply. Citing Alexander the Great, Bonang says, ‘I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep, I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.’ This book focuses on ethical leadership and embracing our own agency. A MUST-READ! Professor Bonang F. Mohale is the Chancellor of the University of the Free State, Professor of Practice at the Johannesburg Business School (JBS) College of Business and Economics, Chairman of both Bidvest Group Limited and SBV Services, President of Business Unity South Africa, former CEO of Business Leadership South Africa and past president of the Black Management Forum.

Reshaping the University

Author : Rauna Kuokkanen
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In the past few decades, the narrow intellectual foundations of the university have come under serious scrutiny. Previously marginalized groups have called for improved access to the institution and full inclusion in the curriculum. Reshaping the University is a timely, thorough, and original interrogation of academic practices. It moves beyond current analyses of cultural conflicts and discrimination in academic institutions to provide an indigenous postcolonial critique of the modern university. Rauna Kuokkanen argues that attempts by universities to be inclusive are unsuccessful because they do not embrace indigenous worldviews. Programs established to act as bridges between mainstream and indigenous cultures ignore their ontological and epistemic differences and, while offering support and assistance, place the responsibility of adapting wholly on the student. Indigenous students and staff are expected to leave behind their cultural perspectives and epistemes in order to adopt Western values. Reshaping the University advocates a radical shift in the approach to cultural conflicts within the academy and proposes a new logic, grounded in principles central to indigenous philosophies.

Children of the Turtle

Author : Jacques Condor
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From Aztec to Zuni, here are portraits of the daily lives of the First Nations people who lived and still live on the continent of North America; the great floating island the Northeastern woodland tribes called Turtle Island. Songs, chants and legends from the tip of southern Mexico to Alaska and Arctic Canada are included. Covering a time span of a thousand years, the book includes tribes now decimated or who are a nearly forgotten and rarely mentioned part of history. This book of word-sketches paints a picture of their world: at times harsh and cruel, at other times spiritual and filled with beauty. These word-sketches convey the humanness of the original inhabitants of Turtle Island, the Native American Indians; paints them as neither noble nor savage, but simply as people who learned to live with nature's challenges and hardships and to endure. To read these portraits of tribes and individuals, their land and customs, their needs, both physical and spiritual, is to understand the magnificent heritage that is the gift to the world from Native American Indian people.