Revised Pīsim Finds Her Miskanaw Teacher's Guide Published

The Curriculum Team is happy to announce the revised Teacher's Guide for Pīsim Finds Her Miskanaw is published! The Teacher’s Guide provides groundbreaking historical information about the culture and language of the Rocky Cree people around present-day South Indian Lake, Manitoba. It focuses on midwifery, miskanaw, journey making, and storytelling. The lessons and activities in the guide support the learning outcomes included in Manitoba curriculum documents. The guide emphasizes the origins of First Peoples, their connections to the land, their culture, types of leadership, the value of oral culture, and the forms of interaction before and during early contact with Europeans.

The guide has five modules:

Module 1: Maci pimahamīyin kī miskanaw (Starting Your Path): Introducing the Book
Module 2: Otīnawāsōwin: Gift of Bringing Life into the World
Module 3: Miskanaw or Life Journey
Module 4: Wawanaskiwin: Orienteering Oneself With the Land Oneself
Module 5: Acimowina: The Power of Storytelling

The guide is available for free download here.