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What does this reveal about Indigenous culture?  What is this message meant to convey to the reader? (ch 1-4)

Saul writes, “Our talk rolls and tumbles like the rivers that served as our roads. Our legends tell of how we emerged from the womb of our Mother the Earth … We sprang forth intact, with Aki’s heartbeat thrumming in our ears, prepared to become her stewards and protectors” (Wagamese 1)

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Saul's description of his indigenous identity is firmly rooted in nature. There is something very organic about Ojibway creation that ties Mother Earth with the soul of Saul's people.