A color photograph showing Molly Miller and another person standing in front of a wooded area. They are looking at each other and are smiling. Molly wears a blue hooded shirt with the word


Healing the Community

Molly Miller, a Stockbridge-Munsee Community elder reflects on healing from trauma and caring for her community.

A color photograph showing Greg Biskakone Johnson outside in a wooded area. Greg is wearing a black hat and coat and has his head turned, looking to the viewer's right.


Sharing the Harvest

Greg “Biskakone” Johnson, a member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa hunts honoring traditional ways.

A color photograph showing Jessica House and her teammates giving each other high fives during a basketball game.


Leading the Way

Jessica House of the Oneida Nation infuses the values of her culture into her role leading her school’s basketball team.

A color photograph of the Peterson family in front of their fish market.

Lake Superior

Carrying on a Family Tradition

The Petersons, members of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa share their experiences with treaty fishing.

A color photograph of Arlene Thunder Blackdeer sitting at a kitchen table with her daughter. The two are looking at each other smiling.


Bringing Back the Ho-Chunk Language

Arlene Thunder Blackdeer learns and teaches the Ho-Chunk language to connect and strengthen the community.

A color photograph showing Roy Corn Jr. pushing his daughter on the swings outside in winter.


Menominee Language Revitalization

Ron Corn Jr. teaches his youngest daughter the Menominee language to ensure it lives on in the next generation.

A color photograph showing Fred Ackley Jr. holding a curved tray containing manoomin that he is winnowing.


Food that Grows on the Water

Fred Ackley Jr. of the Sokaogon Chippewa Community of Mole Lake harvests wild rice.

A color photograph showing Dylan Jennings wearing powwow regalia in a tented area filled with people.


Keeping the Beat

Dylan Jennings, a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa provides insight into contemporary powwows.

A color photograph showing Tall Paul (Paul Wenell Jr.) rapping in front of a wall mural that includes a horse.

Prayers in
a Song

Learning Language Through Hip-Hop

Tall Paul (Paul Wenell Jr.) of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe raps about language learning and his Native identity.

A color photograph showing Jason Bisonette spearfishing with his son at night.


A Living History

Jason Bisonette of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe practices spearfishing as part of his culture.

A color photograph showing two students holding papers and pencils against a tree to write while doing sugaring in the woods.


Ojibwe Language Immersion School

Waadookodaading educators integrate the tradition of sugaring into the curriculum to support Ojibwe language learning.

A color photograph showing a Mark Antonio Daniels Jr. looking down at his hands as he wraps them with hand wraps in the boxing ring.


Fighting for Our People

Mark Antonio Daniels Jr., a member of the Forest County Potawatomi continues a longstanding boxing tradition.



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The Ways has been an invaluable resource as we continue to share culturally accurate, relevant, and contemporary information about Native people with non-Natives in and out of classrooms.

Robin Amado
School Librarian, Vel Phillips Memorial High School