Braiding Sweetgrass Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants (2014) by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Description: “As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert)”.
“Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. In a rich braid of reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return”. [Milkweed Editions - https://milkweed.org/book/braiding-sweetgrass]
Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC)
The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) has released a video series title Ogichidaa Storytellers. The following videos have been released in the series:
Crossing the Line: Tribble Brothers
Gathering the Pieces: The Jondreau Decision
Lifting Nets: Gurnoe Decision
Additional resources available from GLIFWC include media, calendar, booklets, youth publications, language resources, posters, cookbook, books, atlas, brochure, and include an opportunity to subscribe to the GLIFWC newspaper Mazina'igan. Each of these materials and resources are available through GLIFWC Education Materials and Treaty Rights sections.
Native Land Map, Discover whose native lands are found specific to your state, such as Wisconsin, the United States, and the North American continent using this interactive map. To use it, just enter a zip code or community name. You can choose to add territories, languages, or treaties to the map.
Poetry Lesson, In deceptively simple prose and verse, Louis V. "Two Shoes" Clark III shares his life story, from childhood on the Rez, through school and into the working world, and ultimately as an elder, grandfather, and published poet. “How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century” explores Clark’s deeply personal and profound take on a wide range of subjects. Warm, plain spoken, and wryly funny, Clark’s is a unique voice talking frankly about a culture’ s struggle to maintain its heritage. His poetic storytelling style matches the rhythm of the life he recounts, what he calls "the heartbeat of my nation."
How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century by Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes)
Teaching Materials: Indian Nations of Wisconsin 2nd Edition, Designed exclusively for educators in the secondary classroom, each chapter is presented through the lens of the "Understanding by Design" lesson plan framework.
Chief Ninham: Forgotten Hero
Mama's Little One
Red Brethren: The Brothertown and Stockbridge Indians and the Problem of Race in Early America
A Nation of Statesmen: The Political Culture of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans, 1815-1972
Electra Quinney: Stockbridge Teacher
Classroom Activities on Chippewa Treaty Rights (1991) Bulletin #2150
Classroom Activities on Wisconsin Indian Treaties and Tribal Sovereignty (1996) Bulletin #6156
Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal (Revised 2nd Edition) with a lesson plan framework