The Value of Kinship with Kathryn Froelich

“Learn About” Questions What is kinship? What are examples of relationships within a kinship system? How are kinship relationships different from other relationships? What are examples of ways that kinship impacts how we relate to others? “Learn From” Questions Who do I consider to be my kin? Are all of my kin related to me…

Nature and Spirituality with Kathryn Froelich

“Learn About” Questions What is spirituality? How does connecting with nature help to connect us with our spirituality? What is a give-away? Why do blankets need to touch the ground before giving them away? What does it mean to respect animals and the earth? What are examples of creation stories? “Learn From” Questions How do…

Give Until it Hurts with Kathryn Froelich

“Learn About” Questions What is generosity? What is a give-away?  Why do give-aways happen? Why is important to offer a gift for a story? Why did the Arikara people traditionally give the very best of what they had to the new family joining theirs by marriage? What does it mean to “give until it hurts?”…

Sneaking Out the Biscuits with Kathryn Froelich

“Learn About” Questions How can humor be used to overcome difficulties? How do some stories of hurt or trauma become funny stories? What is an example of humor and also resiliency in Kathy’s story about her mother’s boarding school experience? In what ways did the sneaking of biscuits create an opportunity for both humor and…

Fractionated Land with Kathryn Froelich

“Learn About” Questions What is a treaty? Why are treaties important to the past?  To the future? What does it mean when land becomes fractionated?  How does it impact the future when this happens? What is fee land? What is trust land? “Learn From” Questions What connection, if any, do I have to a certain…

The Medicine Wheel with Kathryn Froelich

“Learn About” Questions What is a medicine wheel? How might a medicine wheel be used as a way to talk about students’ future career paths? How does helping students look at their strengths help to guide them into thinking about professions? What is the value of keeping professionals local? “Learn From” Questions Who are native…

Learning Sahnish with Kathryn Froelich

“Learn About” Questions What is identity and why is it important? How does a strong sense of identity help individuals as they grow? What is the Sahnish language? Why is it important for people to continue to learn languages such as the Sahnish language? “Learn From” Questions Have I ever worked to learn something about…