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Publisher's Summary

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

What the critics say

"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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Good book, but not what I expected.

I am inspired to look into this author further. Her story has peaked my curiosity, for sure.

I went into this book seeking spiritual guidance. Similar to, maybe, The Art Of War, or (I can't remember the title, but it was the ways of the warrior of light.)

What the book gave me is a large dose of wisdom regarding the times we live in. Insight into the destruction of Mother Earth. Guidance and wisdom for moving forward.

Among this message was a lot of interesting Indigenous philosophy and cultural history. We can learn a lot from their ways.

I believe we have done a great disservice to humanity as a whole by oppressing native peoples.

I recommend this book.

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everyone needs to hear this

listen carefully to message in the stories. the most truth you will hear. everyone should have access to his book

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Beautiful

I keep listening and listening. Good food for thought, and she explains everything really well. highly recommended

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An Incredible Voice sharing Wisdom for today's world

I first learned of Sherrie Mitchell through an online course I had taken. Intrigued by just a small message she had shared I decided to see if she may have an audiobook I could listen to. Low and behold! Yes!
This book is filled with Compassion, Native American Indigenous with profound Teachings and Wisdom all will benefit from.

What was truly most beneficial for me…were the personal stories woven into each chapter that helped this book spring to life in real time. Spoken in Sherri's own voice…no one else could have done such a great job….I am convinced of this.

Listen to this incredible book of wonder and profound Truth. There is much to receive and to ponder over time.
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love this book its a book everyone should read

loved it, everyone who works in a community setting should read this the truths that she shares are very powerful and promotes indigenous culture in a good way. A must read!!

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Absolutely amazing

Definitely what I needed to hear and what the world needs to hear. Thank you.

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Adjusting my compass

Sacred Instructions was so impactful I wanted to leave a review. Anyone seeking stories, guidance, and help realign teachings Indigenous people have been leading for generations, this audible book if for you.

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wonderful

I think this is a great place for people trying to connect and get a better knowing of some of the basic beliefs from their culture and its impacts on modern day.

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  • Lucia Colombaro
  • 2020-04-11

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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  • Eileen Flanagan
  • 2020-02-20

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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  • Maya
  • 2021-11-04

Great book but...

I hate to bring any fellow native people down, but I just couldn't get through this book. The authors voice was so dreary, I felt like she didn't even want to be reading her book lol. The info and wisdom was great, but I usually listen to my audiobooks in the early morning, and Sherri's voice literally was putting me back to sleep. It's not a bad voice at all, she's very soothing actually! It was just so monotone.

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  • Allison P
  • 2020-03-14

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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  • Ashley
  • 2020-01-23

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
  • 2019-12-29

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
  • 2019-12-17

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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  • Lady D
  • 2019-11-03

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
  • 2019-10-29

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
  • 2019-05-28

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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