Why The Ways
First Nations communities are part of the fabric of our state, our country and our world. The contemporary video stories, maps and questions to consider in The Ways can be woven into many experiences you create with students in your learning space. Educator guides for each story offer supplemental essays and Wisconsin state standards alignment.
The Ways Educator Guides
Molly Miller, a Stockbridge-Munsee Community elder reflects on healing from trauma and caring for her community.
Greg “Biskakone” Johnson, a member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa hunts honoring traditional ways.
Jessica House of the Oneida Nation infuses the values of her culture into her role leading her school’s basketball team.
The Petersons, members of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa share their experiences with treaty fishing.
Arlene Thunder Blackdeer learns and teaches the Ho-Chunk language to connect and strengthen the community.
Ron Corn Jr. teaches his youngest daughter the Menominee language to ensure it lives on in the next generation.
Fred Ackley Jr. of the Sokaogon Chippewa Community of Mole Lake harvests wild rice.
Dylan Jennings, a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa provides insight into contemporary powwows.
Tall Paul (Paul Wenell Jr.) of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe raps about language learning and his Native identity.
Jason Bisonette of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe practices spearfishing as part of his culture.
Waadookodaading educators integrate the tradition of sugaring into the curriculum to support Ojibwe language learning.
Mark Antonio Daniels Jr., a member of the Forest County Potawatomi continues a longstanding boxing tradition.