Research for Indigenous Survival: Indigenous Research Methodologies in the Behavioral Sciences by Lori Lambert (Mi’kmaq/Abenaki) examines the problems that researchers encounter when adjusting research methodologies in the behavioral sciences to Indigenous values and tribal community life. In addition to surveying the literature with an emphasis on Indigenous authors, she has also interviewed a sampling of Indigenous people in Australia, northern Canada, and Montana’s Flathead Indian Reservation.
Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science: The Integration of Native Knowledge in Math and Science at Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities is a collection of seven essays from tribal college faculty and administrators who share their experiences in creating courses that blend traditional knowledge with science and math subject areas. Michael Wassegijig Price discusses Ojibwe language components in the Leech Lake Tribal College's ethnobotany curriculum.
Owl's Eyes and Seeking a Spirit: Kootenai Indian Stories contains two retellings of Kootenai traditional stories specially developed by the Kootenai Culture Committee, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. These stories were recorded by Kootenai Elders and illustrated by Kootenai artists. Originally published as part of the Indian Reading Series in 1981, this reissue is written at the grade four reading level. In Owl Eyes this brief story explains why Owl has large eyes. Owl's eyes are large because his friend Mouse was eaten by Snake. Owl was too late to assist his friend.
How Marten Got His Spots and Other Kootenai Indian Stories, published by the Kootenai Culture Committee, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, was developed by the Kootenai Culture Committee, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. This 42-page book offers traditional stories that were intended as an Indian reading series by the Pacific Northwest Indian Program, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, Oregon. The four brief legends were written for third and fourth grade students and designed to educate Native American children about their history and culture.
Over a Century of Moving to the Drum: Salish Indian Celebrations on the Flathead Indian Reservation by Salish teacher and spiritual advisor Johnny Arlee, offers a tribute to this longstanding event. Illustrated with pen and ink sketches of powwow scenes and black and white photographs of powwows in the 1940s, the main narrative is based on interviews Arlee conducted with Salish elders in the 1970s. Excerpts of the interviews—and interviews with modern powwow participants—round out the volume. Copublished with Salish Kootenai College Press.