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Siha Tooskin Knows Education Guide

By Charlene Bearhead
Categories: Education, Language Arts, Social Science, Multicultural Education, Elementary
Imprint: Portage & Main Press

Ebook (PDF) : 9781553799122, 46 pages, May 2020

Description

The Siha Tooskin Knows Education Guide supports learning about and discussing the teachings, practices, and values of Paul Wahasaypa’s Nakota family and to support teachers, students, and families in exploring these concepts in relation to the Indigenous peoples where they live. The guide helps readers explore learning through storied experience, visual representations of teachings, values, and relationships.

The following topics are in the guide and are meant to spark reflection and conversations among readers.

  • connection to the land
  • Nakota culture, language, and knowledge
  • intergenerational transmission of knowledge and values
  • image-based storytelling and “reading” illustrations
  • agency of young people
  • navigating difficult circumstances through traditional teachings

Both the Siha Tooskin Knows series and the guide aim to support readers in exploring the cultures of Siha Tooskin and relating his experiences, values, and practices to those of their own families and communities.