Grandma Says: Wake Up, World! (audiobook)

The Wisdom, Wit, Advice, and Stories of “Grandma Aggie”

The Legacy of the First Nation, Voices of a Generation Series

6.2 hrs • 6 CDs• 1 MP3 CD• 149 CDs
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 12/01/15
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 12/01/15 9781504647878
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 12/01/15 9781504647885
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Paperback 5.5" x 8.5" paperback print book 
- 12/01/15 9781504686914
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Taowhywee, Agnes Baker Pilgrim, known to most as “Grandma Aggie, is the oldest living member of the Takelma Tribe, one of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz.

In her nineties, Grandma Aggie is descended from both spiritual and political tribal leaders, and travels tirelessly around the world to keep traditions alive, to help those in need, and to be a voice for the voiceless - helping everyone to remember to preserve our Earth for animals and each other in a spiritual environment.

She has been honored as a “Living Treasure” by her tribe, and as a ‘Living Cultural Legend” by the Oregon Council Of The Arts. She is a member/founder of The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.

A fabulous speaker, she mesmerizes people wherever she appears, and now her wit, wisdom, memories, advice, stories and spirituality have been captured for all to hear.

Hear Grandma Aggie speak about her childhood memories, including her tribe and her life as a child growing up in an area that often didn’t allow Indians and dogs into many public places; the Trail of Tears; what it means to be an Elder; being a Voice For The Voiceless; the Thirteen International Indigenous Grandmothers; Spirituality; Water Conservation and Preservation; Condors; Mother Earth; dragonflies; Drugs & Alcohol; Climate Change; Giving Thanks; Bullying; Teenage Suicide; Totems; Earth Medicine; Tribal and Family History; the Pope and the President; and many more relevant topics to today’s Earth, environment and world peoples.

This is an amazing recording of one of the oldest and most important voices of the First Nation and the World. Her stories and advice will mesmerize and captivate you, as well as provide a blueprint for how all the inhabitants of the Earth can live together in harmony, spirituality and peace.

Review Quotes

“Grandma Aggie, the oldest living member of the Takelma Tribe, one of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz, delivers her message with sass and candor…Recommended for libraries serving Native Americans and Oregon and Washington State for cultural references.”

School Library Journal (audio review)

“Grandma Aggie has an amazing gift for making wisdom accessible to all. In Grandma Says: Wake Up, World!, Agnes Baker Pilgrim, the oldest member of the Takelma Tribe of Oregon, demonstrates a wisdom that is simple in nature and profound in scope. Through story and the history of her people, she demonstrates that the challenges we face as a global people can be solved by communing with nature and each other. Each page brought a smile to face as she expressed simple truths with kindness, grace, and humility. A must-read for anyone of any age looking to live a fuller, calmer life.”

Thom Walters, host of ZEN Commuter

“This audiobook is a series of recordings by the oldest living member of the Takelma tribe of Oregon, known as ‘Grandma Aggie.’ Grandma Aggie tells the story of her life authentically and organically—in genuine storytelling fashion—not reading from a script or book. As she talks about her life, she conveys her positive attitude and gratitude. She offers advice on how to live well, voices her opinions on drugs and violence, and shows her determination to protect the environment…One feels as if Grandma Aggie, an elder of the First Nation, is giving us stories that are vital to our future.”