I am an Abenaki educator. I teach science, history and math through art. Currently I've been working with Gedakina and the University of New Hampshire through a National Science Foundation grant documenting sustainable land use practices with Indigenous youth in New England. This documentation has allowed us to create some of the most amazing maps and art projects. I also continue to teach basketry and beading. These skills often get lost in today’s fast pace world where it is easier to just buy a kit. Understanding the land helps to learn the basketry process. Using basket making to teach both science and math is such a great hands-on way to learn. My work has been on exhibit throughout the US and Canada including displays at the National Museum of the American Indians in Washington DC, Mc Cord Museum and Botanical Garden in Montreal, the University of Vermont and New Hampshire, some of my baskets were part of a three year tour with Honor the Earth Impacted Nations visiting, NYC, Minneapolis, Santa Fe, Portland, Chicago and more. My daily fee is $500. plus expenses. Please contact me if you have questions.
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Exhibit and workshops, Deconstructing Stereotypes and Bias in Native American Children's literature and Culturally apropriate art activities.
office of Public instrution" Indian Education for AllJuly 2007
i taught workshops on "How to tell the Difference" a workshop on understanding bias and stereotypes in Native American Children's literature. These workshops were week long and scattered throughout Montana for five different weeks.
Oyate is a Native Organization that reviews children's literature for stereotypes and bias. I have been a trainer for Oyate since 1999, helping teachers to understand and identify culturally appropriate books and art to use with their students. Working with a wide range of educators, librarians, classsroom teachers, special educators, and para professionals in many different states and provinces we have waded through inappropirate and appropriate books to determine their usefulness and how we can learn from them..
- NEFA Grantee