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Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Jessica Higgs
Emergency Librarian, vol. 25, no. 4, March/April 1998, pp. 47-[?]
Description
Reviews a number of children's books which are retellings of First Nations legends: Beardream by Will Hobbs. The Day the Sun was Stolen by Jamie Oliviero. Eagle's Gift by Rafe Martin. Echoes of the Elders by Chief Lelooska, edited by Christine Normandin. Frog Girl by Paul Owen Lewis. The Girl Who Dreamed only Geese, and Other Tales of the Far North by Howard Norman, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. The Girl Who Lived with Bears retold by Barbara Diamond Goldin. Messenger of Spring by C. J.
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American Indian Women as Art Educators

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Leona M. Zastrow
Journal of American Indian Education, vol. 18, no. 1, October 1978, pp. [6-10]
Description
Overview of Native American women teaching traditional art skills in the South-western United States.
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Anishinabemowin: A Way of Seeing the World Reclaiming My Identity

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Mary Young
Canadian Journal of Native Education, vol. 27, no. 1, Advancing Aboriginal Language and Literacy, 2003, pp. 101-107
Description
Conference presentation on the importance of maintaining Indigenous languages and the unique view of the world these languages offer.
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Approaching a Sacred Song: Toward a Respectful Presentation of the Discourse We Study

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Andie Diane Palmer
Studies in American Indian Literatures, vol. 19, no. 2, Summer, 2007, pp. 52-61
Description
Explains how educators of Native American or First Nations language can successfully use recorded songs and stories in the classroom. Good examples of explicit teaching practices, modeled by Upper Skagit Elders, are also shared. Entire issue on one pdf. To access article, scroll to page 52.
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Attitudes Toward Harm Reduction and Abstinence-Only Approaches to Alcohol Misuse among Alaskan College Students

Alternate Title
Proceedings of the 15th International Congress on Circumpolar Health
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Monica C. Skewes
Vivian M Gonzalez
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, vol. 72, Supplement 1, 2013, p. article no. 21143
Description
Conclusions support implementing intervention strategies for post secondary students who abuse alcohol.
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B.C. Indian Myth and Education: A Review Article

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Elli Köngäs Maranda
BC Studies, no. 25, Spring, 1975, pp. 125-134
Description
Compares and contrasts 2 books, Visitors Who Never Left: The Origin of the People of Damelahamid by Kenneth B. Harris and The Downfall of Temlaham by Marius Barbeau.
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The Best Kind of Wisdom: Elders as Instructors and Models for the Next Generation

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
John Peacock
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education , vol. 29, no. 4, Wisdom of Elders, Summer, April 24, 2018, p. [?]
Description
Article profiles two Elders, Lorraine Greybear and Vernon Lambert, who are teaching Dakota language and culture to students at Cankdeska Cikana Community College.
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Breaking Trail or Breaking Wind?

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Laiana Wong
Margaret Maaka
AlterNative, vol. 5, no. 2, 2009, pp. 6-13
Description
Forward to articles in the issue, all of which challenge traditional, Eurocentric notions of legitimate research and received knowledge
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Canadian Studies News and Notes

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 39, no. 1, Winter, 2005, pp. 204-209
Description
Lists relevant conferences for 2005 including: "Aboriginal Oral Traditions: Theory, Practice, and Ethics" held in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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The Cayuga Chief Jacob E. Thomas: Walking a Narrow Path Between Two Worlds

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Takeshi Kimura
Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol. 18, no. 2, 1998, pp. 313-333
Description
Discusses ways Cayuga Chief Jacob E. Thomas (1922-1998) of the Six Nations Reserve taught language; examines the educational materials he produced, and some reactions to his efforts.
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Changing Academic Discourse About Native Education: Using Two Pairs of Eyes

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Carl Urion
Canadian Journal of Native Education, vol. 23, no. 1, Hands Back, Hands Forward: Revising Aboriginal Voices and Revisioning Aboriginal Research, 1999, pp. 6-15
Description
Overview of trends in academic and First Nations discussions surrounding the issue of Native Education.
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Chief Lelooska: The Evolution of an Artist

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Chris Friday
Oregon Historical Quarterly, vol. 105, no. 2, Summer, 2004, pp. 212-237
Description
Traces Chief Lelooska’s artistic development as a carver and describes the ways in which Northwest Coast Indian art and cultural tradition were conveyed to people living in or visiting the region during the twentieth century.
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Claire and Her Grandfather

E-Books » E-Books
Author/Creator
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Description
Teaching tool for children 7-12; story designed to raise awareness of both historical and contemporary contributions of First Nation, Inuit and Metis peoples.
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Court Affirms Education Rights

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Joan Taillon
Windspeaker, vol. 19, no. 6, October 2001, p. 11
Description
Examines the decision by the Court of Appeal regarding the violation of Cree rights by the Canadian and Quebec governments.
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Coyote's Eyes: Native Cognition Styles

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Terry Tafoya
Journal of American Indian Education, Special Edition, August 1989, pp. [29-42]
Description
Discusses learning through the analyses of a traditional legend.
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Coyote Tales: A Paiute Commentary

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Judy Trejo
Journal of American Folklore, vol. 87, no. 343, January-March 1974, pp. 66-71
Description
Stories told to teach principles of appropriate and acceptable behaviours.
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[Cree Traditional Cultural Teachings]

Alternate Title
A Sacred Lodge of Learning: First Nations University of Canada
Breaking the Laws
Human Birth
Land Prophecy
Mossbag and Women's Teachings
Our Treaty Relatives
Pipe Laws
Protocol and Smudging
Spiritkeepers
Suicide
The Sound of the Universe and the Creation of Mother Earth
Treaties
Uncle's Four Laws
Wesakechak
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Sylvia McAdam
Description
Series of 15 short videos (approx. 5 min. each) on a variety of topics.
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Decolonizing Mi'Kmaw Education Through Cultural Practical Knowledge

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Jeff Orr
John Jerome Paul
Sharon Paul
McGill Journal of Education, vol. 37, no. 3, Special Issue: Indigenous Education: Ways of Knowing, Thinking, and Doing, 2002, pp. 331-354
Description
Looks at the success stories of three Mi'Kmaw teachers who are applying their own cultural knowledge in the classroom.
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Elder Reflections

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Henrietta Mann
Journal of American Indian Education, vol. 41, no. 2, Special Issue, 2002, p. [?]
Description
Team site visits resulted in traditional storytelling sessions. which were enhanced with Power Point presentations.
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Elders and Teachers Are Cree-ative Collaborators!

Alternate Title
McDowell Foundation Research Project ; no. 186
Teaching and Learning Research Exchange
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Lily McKay-Carriere
McDowell Foundation Research Project
Description
Reports on part of the community-based research project Decolonizing the Curriculum "Cree-atively" Through Elders' Stories.
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Ethics Curriculum in Indigenous Pacific: A Solomon Islands Study

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Kabini Sanga
AlterNative, vol. 15, no. 3, September 2019, pp. 243-252
Description
Author argues that Indigenous ethics education in Solomon Islands focuses on shaping and sustaining the character of people as members of a family and clan; suggests that character embedded ethics include a strong sense of clan-based citizenship, temperance, and spiritual existence.
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First Nation's Historical Centre for Tourism and Education

Alternate Title
First Nation's Historical Centre for Tourism and Education [Chief Poundmaker Historical Centre and Tee-Pee Village]
Articles » General
Author/Creator
Kenneth Williams
Windspeaker, vol. 15, no. 2, June 1997, p. insert
Description

Discusses the First Nation owned and operated Chief Poundmaker Historical Centre and Tee-Pee Village which is open to welcome history buffs, campers, and community groups.

Entire issue on one pdf. To view article scroll to p. 18 of the special insert Windspeaker's Guide to Indian Country.

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Following the Trails of Our Ancestors: Re-Grounding Tłįchǫ Knowledge on the Land

Alternate Title
Following the Trails of Our Ancestors: Re-Grounding Tlicho Knowledge on the Land
Articles » General
Author/Creator
John B. Zoe
Northern Public Affairs, vol. 6, no. Special Issue 1, The Pan-Territorial on-the-Land Summit, July 2018, pp. 18-23
Description
Author uses traditional stories of Yamozha to talk about the relationship that the Tłįchǫ (Tlicho) have historically had and are rebuilding with the land; draws on teachings of Elders to discuss the importance of language, sacred place names, and people “living in spirit with the environment, with the animals.” Video of conference presentation: Trails of our Ancestors Duration: 47:22
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Four Hopi Lullabies: A Study in Method and Meaning

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Kathleen M. Sands
Emory Sekaquaptewa
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 4, no. 3, 1978, pp. 195-210
Description
Using four Hopi lullabies to discuss the linguistical, historical and cultural importance of Indigenous lullabies.
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FourDirectionsTeachings.com

Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
National Indigenous Literacy Association
Invert Media
Description
Interactive website features teachings about the Indigenous knowledge and culture of five cultural groups: Blackfoot, Cree, Ojibwe, Mohawk and Mi'kmaq. Contains links to transcripts of the presentations and free curriculum packages for grades1-12.
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Full Circle: Canada's First Nations

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
John W. Friesen
Canadian Journal of Native Education, vol. 26, no. 2, 2002, p. 199
Description
Book review of: Full Circle: Canada's First Nations by John L. Steckley and Bryan D. Cummins.
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Getting Started in Oral Traditions Research

Alternate Title
Occasional Papers of the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, No. 4
E-Books » E-Books
Author/Creator
Elisa Hart
Description
Presents discussion of approaches, methodologies and protocols relevant to oral testimony with an emphasis on the Northwest Territories.
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