Thanks to Kelli Ballwahn and Katelyn Martens, MMSD librarians, for generously sharing their outstanding resources. For additional information on Native Peoples of Wisconsin, check out the Library Portal for McKee Middle School.
As a young boy, Wayne Valliere’s grandmother said to him, “Your grandfathers are written throughout history. I challenge you and your brothers to think, what will your grandchildren say about you someday?” That inspired Valliere to pass on his Native American culture to young people in his community. One of the ways he does that is by teaching them how to craft traditional birchbark canoes. (Excerpt from http://video.wpt.org/video/2365153162/)
Check out these resources to learn more about contemporary native peoples.
Kayla Gebeck, Red Lake Ojibwe, studies linguistics and Native American Studies at Dartmouth College. She’s a 1491 and she represents. Cinematography by Hillary Abe. Directed and Edited by Dallas Goldtooth and Ryan Red Corn. Music by Little Otter
Want more information about Jingle Dance? Check out: http://iiamericas.org/the-pow-wow/the-jingle-dress-dance/