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Additional Professional Development Offerings (available by request—use the form at the bottom of this page to contact Dr. Jacob to request a workshop for your organization)

Indigenous Time Management Workshop

The Auntie Way Professional Trajectory Planning

The Auntie Way Rules for More Meaningful Institutional Service (Make quick and easy decisions around service requests)

The Auntie Way Meeting Rules for Having Better Meetings (Learn “Auntie Rules” For Scheduling and Attending Meetings to Increase Productivity and Use Time Management Skills in a Nurturing Way)

The Auntie Way Academic Writing Plan for Success Workshop

The Auntie Way Creative Writing for Joy and Learning

The Auntie Way Quarterly Planning Workshop

Using Your CV as a Visionary Tool for Leadership


Thank you for purchasing through my website! Author royalties are donated to the Sapsik’ʷałá Program to support the next generation of Indigenous teachers.

Payment via Venmo is available upon request–simply fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Thank you!

Author Autographed Book: Birthday Gifts: Honoring People and Places We Love

Price includes shipping to U.S. addresses via media mail and PayPal fees. Description: Birthday Gifts: Honoring People and Places We Love celebrates the gifts we receive when we pay attention to kind and loving examples all around us. At the heart of the book is a Yakama Indigenous cultural teaching that affirms the power of the collective. The stories invite you to reflect on the ways in which you engage kindness, care, and joy in your own life, and in her typical style, Michelle M. Jacob invites you to think and feel deeply about how you may extend these loving practices for a broader impact in the world. In doing so, your life becomes a celebration in which you may observe yourself aging gracefully, whether you are a young reader/listener, or more advanced and rich with experiences. Birthday Gifts: Honoring People and Places We Love contains within it many gifts that you will enjoy over and over. Perhaps most importantly, the book invites, encourages, and inspires you to see and savor the gifts all around you.


Author Autographed Book: Fox Doesn’t Wear a Watch: Lessons from Mother Nature’s Classroom

Price includes shipping and PayPal fees. Description: Fox Doesn’t Wear a Watch: Lessons from Mother Nature’s Classroom celebrates the power and wisdom of lessons we can learn when we reevaluate our relationship to place and time. Stories take place in a diversity of settings, including the author’s Yakama homelands as well as Indigenous lands on Turtle Island and across the Pacific. When did you last spend time outside engaging Mother Nature and your more than human relations? Did you pay attention to them and the lessons they have to offer? Perhaps you have been to other places, for work, visiting others, or vacation—did you witness new (to you) ways of living or experiencing the world? In Fox Doesn’t Wear a Watch, Michelle M. Jacob draws from lessons in her own Yakama culture and teaches readers, through rich description and gentle instruction, about the importance of learning from our surroundings, being in respectful relation to place, and rethinking our notion of time so that we are in tune with our surroundings and the lives we really want to live.


Author Autographed Book: The Auntie Way

Price includes shipping to U.S. addresses via media mail and PayPal fees. Description: The Auntie Way celebrates the lessons and love aunts teach us. Twelve stories set across diverse places, including the Yakama Reservation, New York City, and the halls of academia, describe the ways in which “Aunties,” whether blood related or chosen, help us to step into our better selves, through their kind and fierce “Auntie-ing.” Each story is accompanied by journaling and discussion questions to help readers connect with deeper lessons and inner wisdom. If you’ve ever had a beloved “Auntie,” are an aunt yourself, or feel the need for an auntie, this book is for you. The stories will touch your heart and make you think; they take you on a fun and loving journey, representing Auntie-ing at its finest.


Author Autographed Book: Huckleberries and Coyotes

Price includes shipping to U.S. addresses and PayPal fees. Description: Huckleberries and Coyotes: Lessons from Our More than Human Relations is a collection of stories by Yakama scholar Michelle M. Jacob. The author builds upon her previous studies of cultural revitalization and the power of Indigenous teachings by reflecting on what huckleberries, coyotes, and other more than human relations can teach us. Discussion and journaling questions after each story encourage readers to locate similar lessons in their own lives. The collection invites readers of all ages and backgrounds to listen to, learn from, and treasure their surroundings. We all have loving and generous teachers in our lives, if we are willing to pause and notice them. As a storyteller, Dr. Jacob urges us to continue the timeless Indigenous tradition of engaging with stories and one another to build connection and strength within ourselves, our communities, and our environments. On that journey, Huckleberries and Coyotes will both inspire and warm your heart.


Author Autographed Book: Indian Pilgrims

Price includes shipping to U.S. addresses and PayPal fees. Description: In 2012 Kateri Tekakwitha became the first North American Indian to be canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, an event that American Indian Catholics have awaited for generations. Saint Kateri, known as the patroness of the environment, was born in 1656. Within historical Catholic writings, Tekakwitha is portrayed as a model of pious, submissive femininity. Indian Pilgrims moves beyond mainstream narratives and shows that Saint Kateri is a powerful feminine figure who inspires decolonizing activism in contemporary Indigenous peoples’ lives.


Would you like to purchase books for libraries on American Indian Reservations? Order here!

Gift for libraries on American Indian Reservations

American Indian Reservations rarely have book stores, and many locations lack adequate internet service. Libraries fulfill an important need so our people may access books. Books are available for a special rate of $16 to thank you for your kindness and generosity. PayPal fees and shipping to U.S. addresses included. Use the form at the bottom of this page for any special instructions or requests. All books will be author autographed with a note stating “Book is a gift from ______.” Thank you for supporting libraries that serve our people!


Please note I do not have capacity to do tax deductible receipts. All library purchases should be intended as gifts without tax deduction–just like a gift you give a favorite nephew or niece! Thank you for your generosity!

Want to purchase my books at a retail store? You’ll find my books at these wonderful independent book stores:

University of Oregon Duck Store

Flagship Campus Store

895 E 13th Ave 

Eugene, Oregon 97401

University of Washington University Book Store

U District Store

4326 University Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105

Please consider asking your local book store to carry my books–I would love to add them to this list! Thank you!

Have a question or special request? Contact Dr. Jacob: