UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from GoodMinds.com Reading of The Great Law consists of a set of 10 VHS tapes produced by the Jake Thomas Learning Centre. Chief Jacob Thomas was considered one of the most knowledgeable people from Six Nations regarding The Great Law and the Handsome Lake Code. Chief Thomas was at the forefront of local community efforts to preserve and promote the languages and ceremonies. In 1992 Chief Jacob Thomas hosted a Reading of the Great Law at the Ohsweken Community Hall, Six Nations of the Grand River.
Red Medicine: Traditional Indigenous Rites of Birthing and Healing explores Indigenous medicine across North America, with a special emphasis on how Indigenous knowledge has endured and persisted among peoples with a legacy to Mexico. Patrisia Gonzales combines her lived experience in Red Medicine as an herbalist and traditional birth attendant with in-depth research into oral traditions, storytelling, and the meanings of symbols to uncover how Indigenous knowledge endures over time.
The Island of the Anishnaabeg: Thunderers and Water Monsters in the Traditional Ojibwe Life-World is the 2012 reprint of Theresa Smith's 1995 thesis publication. Theresa S. Smith is a professor of religious studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She explores the lived experience of the contemporary Anishnaabeg (Ojibwe) amid the remarkable revival of both belief in and practice of the Ojibwe spirituality. Scholars have contended that traditional Ojibwe beliefs were gradually lost during the three centuries following Euro-American contact.
M'daa Kendaaswin To Look for Knowledge: Anishinaabe Men's Teachings is a 2012 Ningwakwe Learning Press publication designed specifically for Ontario Native adult literacy learners and practitioners. This accessible 36-page book offers senior elementary and high school students an accurate overview of about the Seven Grandfather Traditional Teachings. Ojibwe author Vernon Roote has worked with Cindy Davidson to present a precise overview of what it means to be an Anishinaabe man in contemporary society.
Listening to Mother Earth and Father Sky: Teachings for Urban Aboriginals is a 2012 Ningwakwe Learning Press publication designed specifically for Ontario Native adult literacy learners and practitioners. This accessible 64-page book offers senior elementary and high school students an accurate overview of Traditional Teachings about the Four Directions and the cycle of life for Ojibwe, Hopi, Métis, and other First Nations. Author Michele Graveline look to the sky, trees, and nature as she worked on her Master of Arts in Education degree.
Haudenoshone: Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts is a 2012 Ningwakwe Learning Press publication designed specifically for Ontario Native adult literacy learners and practitioners. This accessible 59-page book offers senior elementary and high school students an accurate account of the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address in English. It provides specific examples of art pieces known as cornhusk mats, moccasins, and ash splint basketry to highlight the importance of acknowledging various aspects of creation.
Les Croyances, Les Valeurs, et Les Ambitions Des Peuples Autochones Guide d'enseignement binder supports the student edition, Les Croyances, Les Valeurs et Les Ambitions Des Peuples Autochtones. It is the French edition of Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, and Aspirations Teacher Guide. The 2012 Teacher Guide (binder and CD-ROM) is written for the Ontario Ministry of Education's Native Studies Grade 11 course (NBV3C).
To Become a Human Being: The Message of Tadodaho Chief Leon Shenandoah is a collection of speeches and discussions Leon Shenandoah (Onondaga, 1915-1996) had with photographer Steve Wall. Over a thirteen-year period the photographer taped these talks given by Tadodaho (1967-1996) about Haudenosaunee worldview, the Peacemaker, Creation, Prophesies, Listening to the Instructions, and Becoming Human Beings. These inspirational messages are organized as narrative verse making this book accessible to secondary level students and the general public.
In Principles of Tsawalk: An Indigenous Approach to Global Crisis, hereditary chief Umeek, E Richard Atleo, builds upon his previous book, Tsawalk: A Nuu-chah-nulth Worldview, to elaborate an alternative framework for responding to global environmental and political crises and to Indigenous peoples' poverty, dispossession, and displacement in the realms of education and politics. These problems, Umeek argues, stem from an historical and persistent failure to treat all peoples and life forms with respect and accord them constitutional recognition.