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Rediscovery

Ancient Pathways, New Directions

by Thom Henley

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published: May 1996
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For over 25 years, the Rediscovery program has drawn from the timeless wisdom of native American elders to help teach youth, native American and otherwise, to respect the earth and each other. Today dozens of Rediscovery programs have been developed around the world, helping indigenous youth to rediscover their heritage and allowing others the opportunity to learn important lessons about balance and harmony with our environment. This deeply respectful book provides more than 130 activities which schools and youth camps are able to use when they gather to reacquaint themselves with their place in nature.

Author Thom Henley is a founder of the Rediscovery program and a tireless campaigner for the preservation of wilderness areas and traditional lands. He has traveled to more than 70 countries, to live with and learn from indigenous peoples. He has lectured in 15 countries and has received numerous international and national conservation and human rights awards, among them the prestigious Sol Feinstone Award from the State University of New York.

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Thom Henley is an environmentalist, human rights advocate, and author or co-author of ten previous books including Islands at the Edge: Preserving the Queen Charlotte Archipelago (Douglas & McIntyre, 1984) and Rediscovery: Ancient Pathways, New Directions (Lone Pine, 1996). He was formally adopted by the Haida and bestowed with the new name "Yaahl Hlaagaay Gwii Kaas" (Raven Walks around the World). When he's not travelling, leading outdoor education trips or at his summer camp on the Skeena River, Henley lives in Victoria, BC.

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Rediscovery: Ancient Pathways, New Directions

This teaching resource describes the history of the acclaimed Rediscovery Program, which Thom Henley founded in 1978 on Haida Gwaii to link Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students in the exploration and integration of cultural traditions with the contemporary world. Over 130 wilderness and cultural activities derived from more than thirty Aboriginal cultures are carefully described and indexed. Through the activities, young people from many different backgrounds have strengthened their self-awareness and learned to respect themselves, each other, their culture and their place on this earth. The author’s numerous colour photographs depict youth and elders actively engaged in sharing, working, exploring and learning ancient and practical outdoor skills. Includes forewords by renowned Haida artist Bill Reid and environmentalist David Suzuki.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2009-2010.

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