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A narrative of indigenous wisdom that provides a road map for the spirit and a compass of compassion for humanity.

Drawing from ancestral knowledge, as well as her experience as an attorney and activist, Sherri 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 audiobook offers a set of cultural values that will preserve our collective survival for future generations.

©2018 Sherri L. Mitchell (P)2019 Random House Audio

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"Sacred Instructions is an important book that synthesizes a wealth of information in an approachable and empowering way. Mitchell’s steady, assured tone and recommendations for action makes this a rewarding book for anyone looking for a way to engage in less conflict-based, more effective community change." (Foreword)

“A deeply personal meditation and call to consciousness and transformation, Sacred Instructions challenges the way we see and experience the world around us. For many readers, the book will reveal the first steps toward a process of self-discovery and spiritual awareness that Mitchell shows us must be lived and breathed every day on our own personal journeys of decolonization and patient recovery of an indigenized worldview.” (Robert A. Williams, Jr., chair of the University of Arizona Indigenous People's Law and Policy Program and author of Savage Anxieties

“In this compelling book, Sherri Mitchell helps all of us understand the experience of First Nations peoples and helps us to embody that unique wisdom. She brings forth a broad understanding of cultural and generational trauma in a way that supports deep healing. The wisdom of this courageous book is profound and inspiring. It is recommended for anyone wanting the healing of self, society, and of our shared planet.” (Peter A. Levine, PhD, author of Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma)   

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  • Lucia Colombaro
  • 11-04-2020

Essential

One of the most important books I have ever read, especially in these times. Indigenous understanding and guidance may be our salvation.

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  • Allison P
  • 14-03-2020

A must read for world change

Such an inspirational book. I am looking forward to listening to it again and again and implementing it in my life. Looking forward to turtle Island this summer.

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  • Eileen Flanagan
  • 20-02-2020

Much needed wisdom clearly shared

I don’t always make it to the end of audio books (I start on a long trip and then don’t finish after I get home). But I’m so glad I kept listening to this wise book. I especially loved the indigenous prophecies at the end that offer Hope at this difficult time.

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  • Ashley
  • 23-01-2020

Beautiful.

This book is absolutely beautiful. Not only does it give beautiful history and guidance but also conviction on what our role in the world is.

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  • Laura Weiland
  • 29-12-2019

An important book

Grateful for the wisdom shared in these pages. I particularly love the section on teachers and teachings. This is a book you can come back to and listen again and again, each time picking up different insights. It is very nice to hear the words through Sherri’s voice.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-12-2019

Important timely information for each and every human

Thank you Sherri Mitchell for these Sacred Instructions. I appreciate the clarity, breadth and depth of this wisdom. Choosing collaboration and participation, that honors all inhabitants, while stepping away from dominant colonization and destructive behaviors is a necessary powerful invitation. Thank you also for the beautiful rich glimpse of Native American culture and teachings. This is the message of our time and I will act and I will share it. Deep Gratitude and Appreciation.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-11-2019

Enlightening

This was my first Audiable, and I enjoyed it. Sacred Instructions spoke of truth and healing of the people and planet.

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  • Peter
  • 29-10-2019

wisdom for this age

Sherri has done an excellent job in putting her narrative together. The wisdom of the pre-columbian peoples of North America is to often left out of how we all view the paternalistic culture of the current world. As climate change moves forward and we ignore the teachings of our elders, it is quite possible that humanity may succumb with all the other species in this 6th great extinction.. She gives up some practical guides on making a change in how we view community, spirituality, family and respect.

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  • Seth L Weiner
  • 28-05-2019

Beautiful, visionary, urgent

May this book spread far and wide throughout the world. May it inspire more wisdom, healing and good of the kind that it is born from. Thank you for being.

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  • Nate
  • 09-11-2020

A must read

Everyone should read and reflect on the wisdom within this book. It was well written and well read.

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