Connecting Children to Indigenous Cultures

May 26, 2021

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Connecting Children to Indigenous Cultures
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In schools and old children’s books, Native people are often talked about in terms of history. But Brook Lafloe has been creating toys and teaching tools to connect all children to contemporary Native culture in an authentic and respectful way.  In this conversation with podcast host Dianne Haulcy, Brook shares the traditional Anishinaabe teachings she learned about race and respect. And she shares how caregivers from all cultural backgrounds can adopt this approach to race and help their children connect with indigenous cultures.

Resources:

Brook’s company website: https://niniijaanis1of1s.com

Bow Wow Pow Wow: https://shop.mnhs.org/products/bowwow-powwow

Ninisidawenimaag: Ojibwe Language Series for Kids: https://www.riverfeetpress.com/product-page/ninisidawenimaag

Minnesota based publisher of books by and about Anishinaabe people: http://www.blackbearsandblueberries.com/bookstore.html

Minnesota Indian Education Association: https://minnesotaindianeducation.org/miea/