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Killer of Enemies by
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
In a world that has barely survived an apocalypse that leaves it with pre-twentieth century technology, Lozen is a monster hunter for four tyrants who are holding her family hostage.
Rain Is Not My Indian Name by
Publication Date: 2001-06-19
The next day was my fourteenth birthday, and I'd never kissed a boy -- domestic style or French. Right then, I decided to get myself a teen life. Cassidy Rain Berghoff didn't know that the very night she decided to get a life would be the night that Galen would lose his. It's been six months since her best friend died, and up until now Rain has succeeded in shutting herself off from the world. But when controversy arises around her aunt Georgia's Indian Camp in their mostly white midwestern community, Rain decides to face the outside world again...
If I Ever Get Out of Here by
Publication Date: 2013-07-30
A frank and funny portrait of the transformative friendship between a Native American boy and an Air Force kid. Seventh grader Lewis "Shoe" Blake is used to the joys and difficulties of the Tuscarora Indian reservation in 1975. What he's not used to is white kids being nice to him -- especially white kids like George Haddonfield, whose family recently moved to town with the Air Force. As the boys become friends, Lewis finds he has to lie more and more to hide the real circumstances of his life from George; and together they confront the bully Evan Reininger, who makes Lewis the special target of his wrath. But when everyone else is on Evan's side, how can he be defeated? And if George finds out the truth about Lewis's home -- will he still be his friend?
The Birchbark House by
Publication Date: 2002-06-03
"[In this] story of a young Ojibwa girl, Omakayas, living on an island in Lake Superior around 1847, Louise Erdrich is reversing the narrative perspective used in most children's stories about nineteenth-century Native Americans. Instead of looking out at 'them' as dangers or curiosities, Erdrich, drawing on her family's history, wants to tell about 'us', from the inside."
Stories on culture and language from contemporary native communities around the central Great Lakes.
Check out these resources to learn more about contemporary native peoples.
Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Commission
Honor the Treaties
Art has power. Find out how local people in and near South Dakota are speaking for their communities.
Ojibwe People's Dictionary
The Ojibwe People's Dictionary is a searchable, talking Ojibwe-English dictionary that features the voices of Ojibwe speakers.
Jingle Dancer (by the 1491s)
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/
Building Tradition - Birchbark Canoes
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/)
Prayers in a Song (The Ways)
Language Apprentice (The Ways)
Living Language (The Ways)
Today there are fewer than ten first language speakers and fewer than 20 fluent speakers of Menominee. Learn about Ron and Mimikweah Corn from the Menominee nation and read more by checking out: http://theways.org/story/living-language
Ojibwe: Preserving Native American Spoken Languages
From Science Nation via CCC! Streaming Media comes "The Ojibwa language is quickly disappearing, but Mary Hermes from the University of Minnesota at Duluth is working to keep it alive. She's using native Ojibwa speakers and video technology to help others learn the language in the most natural way." Check out http://ojibwe.lib.umn.edu/ and try translating a few words.
11 Sovereign Nations of Wisconsin
2014 State of the Tribes
Chair of the Menominee Nation, Laurie Boivin, delivered the 2014 State of the Tribes Address — a tradition that grew out of need, realized by the tribes and by the Wisconsin legislative leadership, to improve communications between our governments.