The Ways Educator Guides

Clan Mother: Healing the Community

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

Hunting Deer: Sharing the Harvest

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

Lady Thunderhawks: Leading the Way

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

Lake Superior Whitefish: Carrying on a Family Tradition

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

Language Apprentice: Bringing Back the Ho-Chunk Language

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

Living Language: Menominee Language Revitalization

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

Manoomin: Food that Grows on the Water

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

Powwow Trail: Keeping the Beat

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

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.

Spearfishing: A Living History

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

Waadookodaading: Ojibwe Language Immersion School

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

Warriors Boxing: Fighting for Our People

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


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Library Media Specialist, Monona Grove School District