Seven Sacred Truths
Aboriginal writer and poet, Wanda John-Kehewin, takes readers on an honest therapeutic journey as she models the path to reconciliation while following the Seven Sacred Truths. She encourages future generations to acknowledge the tragedies in the past and to heal, push forward, and find peace. “Seven Sacred Truths” is a compilation of poems that reflects historic events and the Indigenous culture, invites others to experience this perspective, and creates a safe space for those who need to embark on their own healing journeys. In a Grade 9–12 classroom, excerpts from this resource could be used to highlight an Indigenous perspective on the path to reconciliation through spiritual healing, knowledge, and acceptance. Students could work independently or in groups to respond critically or creatively to the poems within this collection.
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