The Eagle Mother

(Author) (Illustrator)

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$21.95  $20.41
Highwater Press
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6.5 X 10.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Hetxw'ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson)​ is from the Gitxsan Nation, an Indigenous people from an unceded territory in the Northwest Interior of British Columbia, Canada. For the past decade, Brett has worked in the film and television industry, and has volunteered for such organizations as Ka Ni Kanichihk and Indigenous Music Manitoba.

Growing up in a strong matrilineal society, Brett experienced and learned about the culture, land, and political landscape he was born into. From this came a passion to create and share the knowledge and stories of his people, which reflect the importance of environmental balance and a cultural knowledge that spans thousands of years.

Natasha Donovan is a self-taught illustrator from Vancouver, British Columbia. She has a degree in anthropology from the University of British Columbia. Before starting out as a freelance artist, she worked in publishing at the University of Victoria. Her sequential work has been published in The Other Side anthology. Natasha is a member of the Métis Nation of British Columbia.


What a beautiful book. I am loving the Mothers of Xsan series from Hetxw'ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson). Recommended.--Heidi Wood, Indigenous Learning - District Instruction and Curriculum Helping Teacher
The story you told wove a integrated tapestry of knowledge, experience and a glimpse of the life of these magnificent birds where you come from. The book invites us to better understand a way of living in the world were spirit, place, wildness and civilization is revealed as an integrated and interdependent life force. A place where the value of a life is linked to the value of a place. The book is a generous gift, and an invitation into your home. Thank you for sharing it with us all.--Lancelot Coar, University of Manitoba
Skillfully incorporating science and culture, these are beautiful books that adults and children will enjoy reading.--Jennifer Kimbley "Teacher Magazine, BC Teachers' Federation"

An incredible celebration of the deep connections that are essential to the relationships between mothers and their children in the animal world. Donovan's illustrations exquisitely enrich Hudson's text, beautifully melding Indigenous art motifs into her images of the eagle families.

--Jeffrey Canton "The Globe and Mail"

Among AICL's Best Books of 2020

-- "American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)"