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A Journey of Love and Hope

The Inspirational Words of a Mi'kmaw Elder

by (author) Elder Sister Dorothy Moore

illustrated by Gerald Gloade

Publisher
Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
Category
Native Americans, Indigenous Studies, Social Activists
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781774711187
    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
    List Price
    $24.95

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The long-awaited collection of talks, presentations, prayers, and ceremonies of renowned Mi'kmaw Elder, human rights activist, and language and culture warrior, Sister Dorothy Moore.

Mi'kmaw Elder Sister Dorothy Moore has spent a lifetime advocating for the rights of her people. As a well-known educator and a survivor of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School, she has broken down systemic barriers, leading the Mi'kmaq to access all levels of education, and worked tirelessly to reclaim and promote Indigenous ways of knowing and being.
In A Journey of Love and Hope, Sister Dorothy's words are collected in print, as she originally spoke them, for the first time. Included are speeches, talks, presentations, and ceremonies delivered between 1985 and 2015 to universities, government departments, and Indigenous organizations and gatherings. Thematic sections include Culture and Language, Spirituality, Racism, Education, and Prayers and Ceremonies, framed by Ikantek (introductions) from well-known Mi'kmaw writers and educators, as well as an Associate Sister of the Sisters of St Martha.
Sister Dorothy's talks and presentations will inspire and serve to disrupt the dominant narratives of complex Indigenous issues such as colonialism, oppression, racism, and discrimination. A Journey of Love and Hope gives a voice to Mi'kmaw lived experiences and provides a valuable resource for use in schools, postsecondary education institutions, and communities. Her words are an inspiration to all Treaty people.
Features original illustrations by celebrated Mi'kmaw artist Gerald Gloade and appendices, including a complete list of Sister Moore's talks and presentations and a timeline of life events.

About the authors

Sister Dorothy Moore (CSM, CM, ONS), a Mi'kmaw Elder, was born in 1933 in Membertou. She attended Indian Day School and is a survivor of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School. She has spent a lifetime fighting for equal rights for Indigenous Peoples. A respected educational leader, Sister Dorothy devoted her remarkable career to the preservation and restoration of the Mi'kmaq language and culture. She worked tirelessly to have Mi'kmaq history included in Nova Scotia's provincial curriculum and was instrumental in the development of Cape Breton University's Mi'kmaq Studies program.

A strong advocate for social justice, Sister Dorothy has fought against racism and intolerance as a member of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. She has received many honours for her work, including the Order of Nova Scotia, the Order of Canada and honorary degrees from three different universities.

 

Elder Sister Dorothy Moore's profile page

Gerald Gloade's profile page