Native Wisdom in the Class Room
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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This slideshow accompanied a presentation on how to introduce high school students to Native American history. The presentation included a demonstration of 2 traditional Lakota songs. At the end there are links to resources and ideas for teachers
Native People Have Lived In N. and S. America For At Least 12,000-30,000 years
Native People Still Exist Today
OLOWAN TATE TOPA Ate wiohpeyata Nawajin yelo Wamayanka yo Ite otateya Namjin yelo Ate waziata Nawajin yelo Wamayanka yo Ite otateya Namjin yelo Ate wiohiyanpata Nawajin yelo Wamayanka yo Ite otateya Namjin yelo Ate itokagata Nawajin yelo Wamayanka yo Ite otateya Namjin yelo Lakota Vision quest 4 directions song/invocation Father to the west I am standing. Behold me! The wind blowing in my face I am standing. Father to the north. I am standing. Behold me! The wind blowing in my face I am standing. Father to the east. I am standing. Behold me! The wind blowing in my face I am standing. Father to the south I am standing. Behold me! The wind blowing in my face I am standing.
What underlies the crisis of American education is the crisis of modern man’s identity and his cosmological disconnection from the natural world. -Gregory Cajete
Atay Wakan Tanka way yo waylo way Atay Wakan Tanka way yo waylo wey Atay Wakan Tanka way unshimal-yay-yo O-ya-tay o-ya-tay za-nee chee pay-lo Hey yuh hoy yay wai yay loy-o hey Atay Wakan Tanka unshimal-yay-yo O-ya-tay o-ya-tay za nee chee pay-lo Hey yuh hoy yay wai yay loy-o hey
The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. –Huston Smith PRIMORDIAL TRADITION: The accumulated wisdom of the world’s spiritual traditions that has been handed down through the generations.
• Take a course on Native American history or literature at your local community college or university • Gather a group of teachers and facilitate a faculty salon based a few books regarding Indian history, literature or culture. • Read on your own. • Connect with your local Native American community. Try contacting the Native American student association, if there is one, at a local community college or university. • Attend a local pow wow and find out about local organizations. • If appropriate and after some learning about Native culture attend a sweat lodge or other ceremony facilitated by Native leaders which is open to all nations. Ideas for Increasing Teacher Knowledge of Native American Studies
Learning and teaching require overcoming doubt. True learning builds your self-confidence by coming to understand who you really are and living to your full potential.... Wisdom is a complex state of knowing founded on accumulated experience. Gregory Cajete, Look to the Mountain: An Indigenous Ecology of Education , Kivaki Press, Colorado , 1994
BIBLIOGRAPHY <ul><li>http://web. mac . com/dronanh/iWeb/Site/Books .html </li></ul>ON-LINE RESOURCES http://web. mac . com/dronanh/iWeb/Site/Primal .html “ Native Wisdom in the Classroom: Introducing High School Students of American Indian History and Culture” by Ronan Hallowell, New Roads High School, Santa Monica, CA: Presented at the Progressive Educators Network National Conference, San Francisco, Oct. 2007 [email_address]