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Recommended Read: How to Keep Your Language Alive


How to Keep Your Language Alive: A Commonsense Approach to One-On-One Language Learning (Paperback)
Leanne Hinton

New speakers for endangered languages

Amid worldwide accounts of dying languages, author Leanne Hinton and a group of dedicated language activists are doing something about it: they have created a master-apprentice language program, a one-on-one approach that has been remarkably successful in ensuring new speakers will take the place of those, often elderly, who are fluent in an endangered language.

How to Keep Your Language Alive is a manual for students of all languages, from Yurok to Yiddish, Washoe to Welsh; complete with exercises that can–can and should–be done in the most ordinary of settings, written with great simplicity and directness by a member of the linguistics faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.ca/Keep-Your-Language-Alive-One/dp/1890771422

 

 

Kid’s Book Review: Wishes and Worries


Here’s a book recommended by an Elder and Educator from my home community of Saddle Lake Cree Nation. This is an excellent resource.  Sometimes these are hard issues to address but necessary.  If anything, let’s a child know they are not alone.

Wishes and Worries

Wishes and Worries. Coping With a Parent Who Drinks Too Much Alcohol
Tundra Books
age 5-8
Written by Centre For Addiction And Mental Health, Illustrated by Lars Rudebjer
32 pages

Synopsis from Tundra Books:

Children of parents who drink too much alcohol are affected in many ways. They may experience anger, fear, confusion, and guilt. This reassuring book, written by professionals, offers information in the form of a story about one family’s struggle. When Dad’s drinking ruins a birthday party, everyone wishes that he would just stop. If only wishing could fix the problem… (click book review link below to read more)

Book Review: http://www.everythingmom.com/kids-books/kids-book-review-wishes-and-worries.html

Buy at Amazon:http://tinyurl.com/74mxbt3

 

Blind Spot uncovered


“How can you be a father if you haven’t had a father?”

This seemingly innocuous question becomes more intriguing upon reflection and CBC reporter/producer Geoff Leo is hoping a documentary shot in Regina will shine a spotlight on a subject that has been hidden in plain sight for decades.

Blind Spot: What Happened To Canada’s Aboriginal Fathers? not only puts the issue of absent aboriginal fathers under a microscope but also attempts to explain the causes of the crisis, the possible solutions and why the issue has never been addressed nationally…. more:http://www.leaderpost.com/life/Blind+Spot+uncovered/5976856/story.html#ixzz1jV7a6pYN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check it out HERE >>> Blind Spot uncovered.

 

BLIND SPOT – What Happened to Canada’s Aboriginal Fathers?

BlindSpot_R1 thumb.jpgJoin us for a free documentary screening of BLIND SPOT: What Happened to Canada’s Aboriginal Fathers?
Blind Spot is a one-hour television documentary filmed in North Central Regina by Geoff Leo of CBC Saskatchewan. The documentary sheds light on the largely unknown and unstudied issue of fatherlessness in Aboriginal communities–the BLIND SPOT. It follows three First Nations men as they face their own personal demons on their quest to become better fathers–even if the odds are against them. 

Thursday, January 12
Albert Scott Community Centre – 1264 Athol Street
Doors Open – 6:00 pm (free chili and bannock)
Screening – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Followed by a discussion led by Geoff Leo, CBC Saskatchewan and Nick Helliwell, Healing Heart Ministries Men’s Group.
Click here to watch the trailer http://youtu.be/MgGxaJhtcOw
 

NEW BOOK by Janet WIlson: Shannen and the Dream for a School


Here is a must see…

SHANNEN’S DREAM

Shannen Koostachin of Attawapiskat First Nation had a dream – safe and comfy schools and culturally based education for First Nations children and youth. She worked tirelessly to try to convince the federal government to give First Nations children a proper education before tragically passing away at the age of 15 years old in 2010. Now it is our turn to carry her dream forward.

“All students in Canada deserve a learning environment that they are proud to attend, and that gives them hope. 
We want the same hope as every other Canadian  student.”              
                                 Shannen Koostachin, 13, 
                               Attawapiskat First Nation

Janet Wilson, Canadian Author, Artist, Speaker has written a book on Shannen’s Dream.  Janet also has written other excellent books to add to your resources, classroom, and/or library.

Home: www.janetwilcon.ca

Recently Released book called “Shannen and the Dream for a School“: http://www.janetwilson.ca/shannen-and-the-dream-for-a-school.html


 

Are You Not Sure How to teach your Kids about Internet Privacy & get Media Literate?


Here is an excellent resource for Teachers and Parents, or just anyone wanting to educate themselves on responsible use on the Internet…

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Media Awareness Network (MNET)

Media and Internet Resources for Teachers & Parents

Resources and support for everyone interested in media literacy and digital literacy for young people. To learn how to get the most out of the tools and resources…

 

Shannon M Houle ~ Looking at Life with Different Glasses


Soil Ingestion Project:

I was part of a Biological, Environmental, & Scientific Research Project from the University of Ottawa in partnership with Tribal Chiefs Ventures, Inc…here is my story on the experience.  I hope you can use this as a resource in the classroom:

Shannon M Houle ~ Looking at Life with Different Glasses.

 

Women’s Ceremony is about balance and originated from the Traditional Matriarchal Way of Life


Women’s Ceremony is about balance and originated from the Traditional Matriarchal Way of Life.

 
 
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