“…and this I need to know.”
This is the refrain of the book, I Was Born Precious And Sacred, which recounts with simple language and poignant photographs the ancestral teachings about the sanctity of each and every Little Person born into our communities. The simple words of this read-aloud book echo the timeless truth that every aspect of our children are sacred and valuable, and that each of us must work to preserve their minds, bodies, spirits, and hearts.
I Was Born Precious And Sacred is a soft-cover children’s book, geared towards readers and listeners ages 1 to 5 years old, but holds out important truths for their adults as well. The book was printed locally by Hemlock Printers, Ltd, a family-owned business, recognized and awarded in their industry for excellence in both quality and environmental sustainability.
I Was Born Precious And Sacred was made possible through the generosity of the Ministry of Children and Family Development of British Columbia, and was conceived by Victoria Native Friendship Centre as a project to make the book widely available to members of the public. It is available through the Victoria Native Friendship Centre, as well as by contacting Peppermint Toast Publishing directly to arrange bulk orders.