Sacred Organizations with Carol Davis

“Learn About” Questions What is a yuwipi ceremony? Why was it so important for Carol and her colleagues to get their tribal college started? “Learn From” Questions Have I ever had to go the extra mile to accomplish a goal? What hurdles did I have to overcome? What steps did I take to achieve it?…

Flying First Class with Carol Davis

“Learn About” Questions What leadership qualities are demonstrated in the story about Carol? Is storytelling a powerful learning tool? Why? What protocol is there for storytelling in some cultures? “Learn From” Questions Who are the “movers and shakers” in your community? Are you a leader? Would you aspire to become a change-maker?

Helping Students Succeed with Carol Davis

“Learn About” Questions What are the barriers to completing college? What is “culture shock?” Is obtaining a college degree an important factor to success? Explain. “Learn From” Questions Have you ever experienced “culture shock?” Have you ever been far from home with little support around you? How did you deal with that? Recall the first…

Working with TRIO with Carol Davis

“Learn About” Questions How important is it for leaders to have established external relationships that can help to achieve an ambitious, common goal. Tribal groups understand how working together, presenting a united front can be more successful than individual efforts in some circumstances. Carol’s story demonstrates that It takes more than intellect and skills to…

The Dangers of Fracking with Carol Davis

“Learn About” Questions Native Americans taught gender roles in a teaching lodge. What other basic teachings would one expect to learn in a setting such as that? Gender roles still prevail in some cultures as a way to share responsibility and achieve balance in the society. In what situations are there specific roles for women?…

There is No Wrong Way to Pray with Carol Davis

“Learn About” Questions What are some of the ceremonies practiced in Native American tribes? Why is it important to bring tobacco to an elder for a visit? What does it mean? How is going to ceremony similar to going to church? How is it different? What does the quote “There is no wrong way to…

The Story of Red Leggings with Carol Davis

“Learn About” Questions Who was Elizabeth Delorem Russell aka “Red Leggings?” What was her position in the hospitals where she worked in Winnipeg and Belcourt? How did she learn about healing cancer? What is a poultice? How are they used to heal the body? Why is the Ojibwe word for cancer the same as the…