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Children's Nonfiction Cultural Heritage

Drum from the Heart

by (author) Ren Louie

illustrated by Karlene Harvey

edited by Kaitlyn Stampflee

Medicine Wheel Education
Initial publish date
May 2022
Cultural Heritage
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2022
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When he is gifted a handmade drum by his mother, Ren learns the teachings of the drum that she also passes down to him. Ren discovers that through this special drum, he is able to connect to his culture and find a confidence in his voice to joyfully share in singing the traditional songs of his Nuu-chah-nulth Nation.

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Ren Louie is Nuu-chah-nulth from Ahousaht, he also comes from mixed African American and Ukrainian heritage. Ren is passionate about his language and culture and enjoys learning new songs and traditional teachings from Elders and Knowledge Keepers in the Indigenous community. Born and raised on Lekwungen and WASNEC Territory in Victoria, B.C., Ren continues to live there today.

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