We Shall Remain is a five-part television series (7.5 hours total) which portrays Native American perspectives in the teaching of American history.
The series includes details not commonly found in traditional American socio/history teachings, including violent resistance towards geographical expulsion and opposition to cultural oppression. You can stream the full series online. The website also outlines the program’s new media engagement strategy, involving web-exclusive videos on topics such as language revitalization, tribal sovereignty, and native enterprise. A teacher’s guide is also included to help bridge new media through to classroom learning.
While searching for the book Keepers of the Earth, by Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac, I found this website for a fundraising organization created by First Nations people to support First Nations initiatives world-wide. While it seems to be in its infancy in terms of depth of resources, especially as it pertains to young children, which is what I’m looking for, it does present a great many articles, videos etc. on First Nations perspectives on climate and environmental issues. This would be a usseful resource for high school students especially since much of it is created by and for First Nations peoples. It also struck me that creating an online component to supportand update the classic text, Keepers of the Earth, that I have found useful in teaching both Science and Social Studies would be an excellent project.
Caduto, Michael J. and Joseph Bruchac (1997 ) Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activites for Children. Fulcrum Publishing.