New from Ningwakwe Learning Press
Date posted: July 17, 2012
New in the library!
Circle works: transforming aboriginal literacy by Dr. Fyre Jean Graveline (2011).
The Circle Works Teaching Model is a method of teaching and learning based on ancestral Aboriginal philosophies, meant to be culturally-specific for Aboriginal learners. This manual provides strategies and methods intended for educators in an adult literacy setting. The Medicine Wheel organizes this teaching model to illustrate holistic beliefs; the concept uses Aboriginal healing and resistance strategies to teach respect for diversity. The teacher is seen as the healer, whose role is to make whole or find balance. Learners are encouraged to find their voices and express through ways like storytelling, myth, song, meditation, and art. Based on the original book, Circle Works: Transforming Eurocentric Consciousness (1998).
HIV/AIDS awareness: Sage’s story. Ningwakwe’s healthy life series. by Martha Troian (2011)
This book teaches about HIV/AIDS through the fictional story of Sage, a young woman who is tested positive for HIV. Facts about HIV/AIDS are included throughout the book. This learning resource is told in the form of a story, according to First Nation tradition.
Stepping up: a personal guide to being an involved citizen in a First Nation community written by Jody Kecheg, edited by Marilyn Dumont and Jo Calvert( 2011)
In this book, author Jody Kechego shares his personal journey to becoming an effective citizen in a First Nation community. Kechego is a citizen of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, and works as a senior policy analyst and political advisor for the Union of Ontario Indians.
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