Book - Medicine Wheel: Stories of a Hoop Dancer
Product Code: 9780993869402
Artist: Teddy Anderson
Nation: Tlingit Ch’áak’ Dakl’aweidi
“Medicine Wheel: Stories of a Hoop Dancer” is a published children’s book written by Teddy Anderson, a professional hoop dancer of the First Nation’s style who has performed in 20 countries across the world. His performances, as well as the book, teach the concept of inclusion using the First Nation’s symbol of the Medicine Wheel.
Following a young boy who is listening to the stories of his Mooshum (Grandfather), “Medicine Wheel: Stories of a Hoop Dancer” encourages children to connect with the symbol and understand inclusion of all cultures by learning along with this young boy and his friends who come to hear the story from across the world. Accompanied by vibrant illustrations from an illustrator who has done extensive work for Pixar and Disney, “Medicine Wheel: Stories of a Hoop Dancer” engages children and allows them to start relating to the world in new and exciting ways.
Special Cultural Permission: Teddy Anderson was given special cultural permission to learn, teach and share the hoop dance by ceremony of tobacco when at the Red Deer Aboriginal Dance Troupe. Teddy had special training withLakota Hoop dancer Kevin Locke.
Teddy Anderson is an internationally recognized hoop dancer who has performed in thousands of places around the world. He has brought his motivational message of love and unity to more than 20 countries, inspiring children and youth everywhere to see themselves as members of one human family. Teddy received special permission to learn the hoop dance and share his message with the people of the world. Teddy’s rich cultural experience, combined with his passion for the arts makes him unique in delivering the message of unity and inclusion.