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Marlene Yellowhorn

Book Title: Omahkitapiksi Okakinikiiwa (Teachings from our Elders) by Iikiinayookaa, Marlene Yellow Horn and Illustrated by Smith Wright. Translation by Shirlee Crowshoe in the language of the Blackfoot Confederacy

About the Book

Author Marlene Yellow Horn shares her personal story of the teachings she learned as a child from her Elders. These fundamental lessons speak to the traditional and sacred knowledge and visions of Omahkitapiksi (Old People).

About the Author

Iikiinayookaa is a Blackfoot author and educator from the Mamoyiksi Fish Eater Clan of the Kainai First Nation. She is a mother to Saapaata Wacey Rabbit, a professional hockey player, and has been married for 30 years to I’tsaapoyi Marvin Yellow Horn. She received her Master of Education, Bachelor of Education, and Bachelor of Management from the University of Lethbridge, and is the current principal at Piitoayis Family School, Calgary Board of Education.

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