Mother’s Boarding School Experience with Debbe Poitra

“Learn About” Questions What were the “Boarding School Era” policies of the US Government concerning Native people? What are some of the stories Native people have shared about their Boarding School experience? What impact did these US policies have on Native people historically? What are the impacts today? “Learn From” Questions Are their any stories…

Respecting Nature with Debbe Poitra

“Learn About” Questions What does it mean to have respect for nature? What does it mean to have respect for others? How does a practice like saying the Rosary help individuals connect to nature? What are some things about our bodies that are examples of how intricate they are? “Learn From” Questions Is connecting to…

Growing Up Michif with Debbe Poitra

“Learn About” Questions What is the Michif culture and language? What are some examples of traditions, folklore and values of the Michif culture? What languages make up the Michif language? “Learn From” Questions Does my family or extended family have terms that we use that are specific to our family? What are some examples? How…

Someone Cares for You with Debbe Poitra

“Learn About” Questions What does it mean to be a sharing person? What does it mean to be a generous person? How do these virtues help to shape individuals? “Learn From” Questions Have I ever been in a situation where I have had to rely on the generosity of others to get through it? How…

Lightened in the Heart with Debbe Poitra

“Learn About” Questions How does humor help to bring people through tough times? What are ways that humor and grieving are connected? How do they help or hinder each other? How does humor lead to resiliency? What does it mean to “get lightened in the heart?” “Learn From” Questions Have I ever found humor to…

Putting People in a Little Box with Debbe Poitra

“Learn About” Questions What is sovereignty? How have people moved away from the promises of treaties over time? Why has that happened? What are some examples of land that was lost and lives that were given up to create the treaties? What sacrifices were made? In what ways have things like health care and education…

Taking and Taking and Not Giving Back with Debbe Poitra

“Learn About” Questions What are some examples of Native contributions to farming? What are some examples of Native contributions to medicine? What are some examples of Native contributions to music and art? How have Native people helped non-Native people to learn about respect for the land and water? Specifically in the oil industry? What happens…