The Meaning of Dance Regalia with Wayne Fox

“Learn About” Questions What is regalia? Where do the stories of regalia come from? What is a plume?  What does it represent? What is the headband?  Why is it so important? Why were dances not allowed in the early 1900’s? What is a harness? What is it used for?  In what way is it representative…

Hoop Dance History and Lessons with Wayne Fox

“Learn About” Questions What is the hoop dance? How does the circle represent life? In what ways does the hoop represent our lives? How do the hoops help us to tell our stories? What is the grass dance? How are things like dances passed on from one generation to the next? “Learn From” Questions How…

Listening and Learning with Dr Wayne Fox

“Learn About” Questions What are the challenges of growing up with more than one cultural heritage? What are the benefits of growing up with more than one cultural heritage? What is the Hidatsa “order” for giving things away? What are the Arikara ways of giving? “Learn From” Questions Have I ever had a teacher who was…

Contributing From the Heart with Dr Wayne Fox

“Learn About” Questions How do educators contribute to Native communities today? How do medical doctors or nurses contribute to Native communities? How does it help a community for an individual to gain an education? “Learn From” Questions What important ways do I plan to contribute to my community? Who do I know personally who has strongly impacted…

Governing the People with Dr Wayne Fox

“Learn About” Questions In what ways are Native forms of government similar and different from each other and from other forms of governing? What are the Societies? What were “Shirt Wearers”? In what ways have Native ways of organizing society changed? What are the causes behind these changes? What have been the effects of these changes?…

Learning With Laughter with Dr Wayne Fox

“Learn About” Questions What research has been done on the connections between humor and learning? What does that research tell us? When does “teasing” become unproductive or a problem? “Learn From” Questions What memories do I have of humor in school? How did laughing or smiling or joking impact my own learning? Do I remember…

Being Family with Dr Wayne Fox

“Learn About” Questions What are the perspectives on “family” among different Native cultures? How are they similar? How do they differ? What are some of the traditions around generosity, giving and sharing among Native people? “Learn From” Questions Does my family have a tradition of generosity or giving? What responsibilities do I feel I have…

Culture in the Classroom with Dr Wayne Fox

“Learn About” Questions What is a prayer song? What is the Flag song? In what ways is storytelling important to learning? What is the Arikara Creation Story? “Learn From” Questions Do I have any songs that are like “prayer songs” for me? What are they? When do I sing or listen to them? What experiences…

Relationship with the Land with Dr Wayne Fox

“Learn About” Questions How do Native people define “spirituality”? What might be the difference between “spirituality” and “religion”? How are the “sacred” uses of part of the buffalo connected with the practical uses of the buffalo? In what way is a rock a “grandfather”? “Learn From” Questions What is my definition of “spirituality” or “spirit”?…