A collection of essays recording the determination of native people to retain their languages and culture. In sharing these experiences it is hoped that the secret of the survival of Indigenous societies will pass from legend into contemporary awareness.Includes contributions by Paula Gunn Allen,Simon Ortiz, Leslie Marmon Silko, Marijo Moore and many others.
Cultural Resource Bibliography
(Indigenous Recipes and Guide to Diet and Fitness) This book adresses the need for a return to indigenous diet and lifestyle by looking at the impact of a colonized existence on Indigenous peoples and examining healthier options such as traditional gardening,sports and other physical activities and traditional cooking and food preparation.Very appropiate for Diabetes prevention curriculum. (Health and Nutrition, Indigenous Language and Culture, Science)
A resource book for families that explores an Indigenous approach to gardening.Contains curriculum, stories, activities and recipes that are excellent for building an educational program centered around gardening.(Health, Science, Native American Oral Tradition)
This book offers an Indigenous perspective on leadership, using the example set by the Lakota leader Crazy Horse as a model.Four key principles sre identified:Know yourself, Know your friends,Know the enemy, and Lead the way.The author attempts to show the universality of such principles and how it can be applied in contemporary times, not only as a guide for what leaders should be and how to lead, but also as an effective method for evaluating today’s leaders.(Social Studies/History)
In a new book anthology, Birthed from Scorched Hearts: Women Respond to War (Fulcrum Books 2008), the phenomenon of war is insightfully explored by more than 60 award-winning women writers. War, as experienced, observed and defined by the writers, is skillfully interrogated with wisdom and unapologetic honesty.
An anthology of essaya by Native authors centered around the theme of cultural survival and revitalization, illustrating some of the many ways Indigenous have adapted to,and survived, colonization.(Native literature/Indigenous Culture)
A suspenseful novel that brings to light the connection between past and present in the Indigenous concept of time.Two murders, one in the distant past and the other in modern-day Oklahoma, are solved together as a family’s history comes full circle.(Indigenous Literature)
Eleven stories that explore the heart of what it means to be Choctaw, from Choctaw storyteller Tim Tingle.(Indigenous Oral Tradition/Literature)
This book presents concepts that have been used for thousands of years in Ingigenous education. Dr.Cajete shows how we can inetgrate native ways of learning and teaching with mainstream education to revitalize the Euro-American educational system.(Indigenous Teaching/Best Practices)
A story of the history and culture of the Anishinabe/Ojibwe people, told by Thomas Peacock,a member of the Fond Du Lac band of Lake Superior Ojibwe and professor at the University of Monnesota,Duluth.This book is a companion to the six-part Public Television series of the same name.(Ojibwe History and Culture)