Ka’m-t’em: A Journey Toward Healing
K’am-te’m: A Journey toward Healing presents Indigenous testimonials of resistance, renewal, advocacy, resilience, beauty, and awakening. For example, a lead plaintiff in Lyng v. NICPA, a case that went to the Supreme Court, shares in-depth Indigenous knowledge and “behind the scenes” influences of the case; a fluent Tolowa speaker describes the impact of colonial education on language loss and his personal journey as a first-language English speaker learning to speak his heritage language; and a regalia maker describes the impact of genocide on communal relationships, the natural environment, and Indigenous spirituality, while relating the journey of reclaiming Indigenous identity through the process of regalia-making. In the sharing and in the listening of Indigenous testimonials, we are reminded of the beauty and the strength within us. The precious knowledge shared in this book inspires reclamation of identity and encourages readers to seek, search, embrace, and value their own truth.
Kishan talks about the background of the book in this video, filmed at the Ka’m-t’em Celebration and Community Reception, May 2019.
“Ka’m-t’em: A Journey Toward Healing” is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other fine book vendors.
Books can also be purchased online at www.greatoakpress.com or the publisher may be contacted directly at:
Great Oak Press
P.O. Box 2183
Temecula, CA 92593