‘Sacred Instructions’ book launch postponed to March 14

Mar 02, 2018
Sherri Mitchell (Wena Hamu Kwasset)

Belfast — Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., will host a book launch and reading with indigenous rights lawyer and activist Sherri Mitchell Tuesday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m. She will read from her recently released book, “Sacred Instructions: Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change.” DUE TO THE SNOWSTORM, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED A DAY TO WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14.

Following the reading there will be a question and answer period with the audience. Books will be available for purchase at the event. The Maine writer’s new book is the No. 1 New Release on Amazon in both Native American Religion and Environmentalism.

Drawing from ancestral knowledge, as well as her experience as an attorney and activist, Mitchell addresses some of the most crucial issues of our day, such as environmental protection and human rights. Sharing the gifts she has received from elders around the world, Mitchell urges us to decolonize our language and our stories. For those seeking change, this book offers a set of cultural values that will preserve our collective survival for future generations.

Mitchell (Wena Hamu Kwasset) is a member of the Penobscot Nation, born and raised on Indian Island, near Old Town. She graduated from the University of Maine and went on to the University of Arizona, where she earned her law degree and a certificate in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy. She speaks and teaches around the world on topics including indigenous rights, environmental justice, spiritual activism and the indigenous way of life.

Mitchell is the director of the Land Peace Foundation, dedicated to the protection of indigenous land rights. In 2015, she received the Spirit of Maine Award for commitment and excellence in the field of international human rights.

For more information on the local book launch, call the library at 338-3884, ext. 10.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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