Using Everything with Vincent Grant Sr.

“Learn About” Questions What contributions have the indigenous people of Turtle Island made to the field of medicine? How did people use pelts “Learn From” Questions What are some of the natural resources (tools and medicines) from around where I live? What other cultures do I have an interest in? Would I ever leave to…

Bows and Rifles with Vincent Grant Sr.

“Learn About” Questions What are the different types of bows and arrows used by indigenous peoples on Turtle Island? What are the various indigenous names for the word “gun”? How are each of those names translated? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a bow and arrow? Of a gun and ammunition? “Learn From”…

Company Men and Free Trappers with Vincent Grant Sr.

“Learn About” Questions What is a monopoly? What are some examples of present-day monopolies? What is a free trapper? How did monopolies affect the free trappers’ business? “Learn From” Questions What does “ethics” mean to me? In what ways has someone taken advantage of me based on a potential lack of ethics? Does culture have…

Trade Items with Vincent Grant Sr.

“Learn About” Questions What traditional tools did indigenous people use before the fur traders brought “modern” tools, such as iron and glass beads? How might the introduction of modern tools affect the social structures of indigenous peoples? What companies that got their start during the fur trade era, are still in operation today? What relationships…

Change in Communities with Vincent Grant Sr.

“Learn About” Questions How did the fur trade era affect indigenous communities? When did the fur trade begin to decline? Where might you find a modern-day fur trade rendezvous? “Learn From” Questions What people or events have come into my life that have made me change my ways of being? How have my interactions with…

How the Michif Came to Be with Vincent Grant Sr.

“Learn About” Questions What kinds of relationships did the fur traders create with indigenous peoples of the area? Who are the non-Indigenous people who engaged in the fur trade? Where did they come from? “Learn From” Questions What does “respect” mean to me? In what ways can people from different cultural backgrounds demonstrate respect? Have…