Through The Eyes of An Eagle Author:Georgia Perez Introduces the characters of Mr. Eagle and Rain That Dances, the American Indian boy he befriends. Mr. Eagle reminds the young boy of the healthy ways and wisdom of his elders. This story is told through the eyes of the eagle. — The eagle represents strength, courage, and wisdom. — For thousands of years, Native Americans have told stories to pass... more » on their history, knowledge and culture to future generations. In the Eagle Books?a series of books with wise animal characters showing children the joy of physical activity, eating healthy foods, and diabetes prevention?a wise eagle is the tribal elder who teaches traditional ways of health that children can remember and retell. The exhibit will feature original watercolors used in these stories, which are authored by Georgia Perez of Nambe Pueblo, and illustrated by Patrick Rolo, Bad River Band of Ojibwe, and Lisa A. Fifield, Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, Black Bear Clan.
The Eagle Books are a series of four children?s books for Native American children and others interested in healthy living. The books promote type 2 diabetes prevention and encourage a return to traditional ways, including physical activity and healthy eating. The series was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?s Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT), in collaboration with the Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee and the Indian Health Service, in response to the burden of diabetes among Native Americans and the lack of diabetes prevention materials for children.« less