Nature Heals with Kenneth Jerome Hill

“Learn About” Questions In what ways do people use nature to heal? How do people learn about natural plants and herbs that have healing properties? What are some plants and animals that Native people used/use to cure sickness? How are medicines gathered? “Learn From” Questions Does my family use natural products to heal wounds or…

The Waters Rose with Kenneth Jerome Hill

“Learn About” Questions How are stories used to teach? Why were stories told in the evening around a campfire? What did Kenneth’s grandpa know about Spirit Lake long before there was a lake? How did Spirit Lake come to be? “Learn From” Questions What stories was I told as child that I now understand more…

Helping Boy with Kenneth Jerome Hill

“Learn About” Questions In what ways did Kenneth “live into” his name of Helping Boy? Why is it important in the Dakota Way to share and be generous when someone asks? How did Kenneth learn these ways? “Learn From” Questions What role does sharing and generosity play in my life? How did I learn about…

Humor Lifts Our Spirits with Kenneth Jerome Hill

“Learn About” Questions How does humor help us? What role can jokes play in life? How does humor help us forget difficult things? “Learn From” Questions What role does humor play in my life? How does my family use humor? How do I participate? Are there difficult times in my life that humor has helped…

Help Through Ceremony with Kenneth Jerome Hill

“Learn About” Questions Why have drugs and alcohol become such a big problem in so many communities? What is a sweat lodge? What is a Sundance? What is a vision quest? How can ceremony help young people? “Learn From” Questions Have I or someone I know ever had a problem with drugs or alcohol? How…

Proud to Be Dakota with Kenneth Jerome Hill

“Learn About” Questions What does it mean to be Dakota? How does knowing the language help Dakota people with their identity? How do we create pride in where we come from? “Learn From” Questions What do I know about my racial/cultural identity? How did I learn about it? What other things help me to define…