Voice of the Hawk Elder won the Best Book Award!
Native American Studies category - USA Book News
It's been my great blessing to know this wondrous human being for some years now. Edna, remains a true warrior against injustice of every kind. She recently sent me a dozen privately-printed books of her really extraordinary poetry, as well as other writings "I've got things to tell the world," she says, "Important things. People need to hear'm."
I've also had the privilege of recording hours of Edna's conversations, both in AUDIO and in VIDEO, with talented videographer Perry Finkelstein--of World Harmony Unlimited
Edna has asked me to edit her words, both written and spoken, and create ONE BOOK that could be printed and sent out to the world while she still walks this Mother Earth with us. ~H.A.
Here's a small introduction, in her own words, to Edna's newest book we are soon to be publishing, entitled Voice of the Hawk Elder. Pre-orders of the book are now available!
This book is dedicated to my People, the Seneca Nation, to our kindred Peoples of the Haudenoshaunee, or Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy, to all the Indian Nations of Great Turtle Island, and to all other Indigenous Peoples around this Mother Earth. I send it out like an arrow of love from my heart to YOUR hearts!
If other folks want to read it too, why, thatís fine by me. Might be you even learn something! This book is FULL of secrets for those who understand'm! But always remember, the BIGGEST secret is Creation itself!
YES, THIS IS MY VOICE. These are my words. My good friend Harvey has helped me sort and arrange them, like heís done for lots of good people over the years, even back when he worked at National Geographic. He fixes my spelling and spruces up my grammar here and there, though I tell him, not too much, Harvey! I want folks to know who I am and how I really talk and what Iím really like. Donít make me some saintly old lady come down from Heaven on a moonbeam spoutiní high-flown words.
Me, Iím just me, Grandma Edna Gordon, Hawk Clan Elder of the Seneca Nation, Six Nations Iroquois. I just turned 85, and am tryiní my darndest to be a good person. Sometimes I succeed, but donít stay around me when I get mad! Iím a raging hawk
IĎm honored Harveyís chosen me to work with. Or am I the one did the choosing? <smile>. Harveyís a helper, and thatís a holy thing to be. Peopleímselves arenít holy. But what they do can be holy. Living a holy life, thatís what lifeís for. Helping others, fighting injustice, standing up for the Peopleóthose are holy things to do.
But always be sure to remember, it ainít you yourself whoís holy. People are just people. If Godíd wantedím to be holy, heíd have givením wings and setím up on a cloud somewhere playiní a big gold harp.
Sounds pretty boring to me. Me, Iíd rather just be a human being. Iím thankful thatís all I am or need to be. Being human, thatís a tough enough job for me.