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.
The Living Maya: Ancient Wisdom in the Era of 2012 by the director of Stetson University's Latin American Studies program Robert Sitler offers the general reader an introduction to the Maya culture and beliefs as these relate to the much publicized 2012 phenomenon. With thirty plus years study and actively working with the Maya people, the author discusses various aspects of Maya cultural traditions in an effort to provide valuable lessons Mayan culture can teach us in this time of transition.
Les Croyances, Les Valeurs et Les Ambitions Des Peuples Autochtones is the 2012 French edition of Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, and Aspirations, the textbook written for the Ontario Ministry of Education's Native Studies Grade 11 course (NBV3C). Co-published by Pearson Education Canada and GoodMinds.com, this student text utilized a collaborative process involving First Nations, Inuit, Métis and non-Aboriginal teachers, cultural consultants, advisors, language consultants, artists, editors, and writers.
Kokum's Gift: Teachings from Ojibway and Cree Spirituality, Culture, and Traditions is a unique publication that is part art exhibition catalogue, part historical photograph archive, part quotable quote and part poetry collection. All this content was developed into a cohesive whole by Cree and Ojibwe artist and writer Gordon Miller. Born in Gogama, Ontario, a small town in Northern Ontario, Miller is a member of the Mattagami First Nation.
Dream Catcher is a 14-page illustrated information book written and illustrated by Ojibwe artist Ken Ense and published by Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute. The author explains the cultural and spiritual of the Ojibwe dreamcatcher. He provides a list of required material for both a traditional and contemporary dreamcatcher than can be made in the classroom. A simple 10-step illustrated how-to guide completes the book. Classroom teachers should always have a traditional teacher assist the class when recreating a dreamcatcher project.
Lacrosse: The Ancient Game is a 95-page coffee-table style book written by Jim Calder, Ron Fletcher, and Delmor Jacobs with illustrations by David Craig and Arnold Jacobs about the game of lacrosse. The book is organized into three sections with the first section explaining the historical and cultural teachings of the game according to Delmor Jacobs, Cayuga Faithkeeper, Six Nations of the Grand River.