Little Chief and the Gifts of Morning Star is one of the finalists for the First Nation Communities Read 2014–15 selection. Little Chief and the Gifts of Morning Star introduces a young girl and her horse into Little Chief's life. Their adventure takes them on a journey which transforms her loss and grieving into self discovery and resilience through a new found hope. The accompanying CD includes the narration of the story by author Victor Lethbridge. The short version of the story is narrated in Lakota, Blackfoot, and Cree by three Aboriginal narrators.
Little Chief and Mighty Gopher: The Pemmican Frenzy is a picture book written by Victor Lethbridge. This story about a young boy who finds friends and acceptance in unexpected places. This humourous tale of hope, determination and empowerment is intended for young students dealing with bullying and rejection. The comic-styled colour drawings by Ben Crane add to the story's humour.
Fighting Colonialism with Hegemonic Culture: Native American Appropriation of Indian Stereotypes explores how American Indian businesses and organizations are taking on images that were designed to oppress them. American Indians have recently taken on a new relationship with the hegemonic culture designed to oppress them. Rather than protesting it, they are earmarking images from it and using them for their own ends. This provocative book adds an interesting twist and nuance to our understanding of the five-hundred year interchange between American Indians and others.
The Dance of Person and Place: One Interpretation of American Indian Philosophy written by Shawnee philosopher Thomas M. Norton-Smith develops a rational reconstruction of Native American philosophy as a dance of person and place. He views Native American philosophy through the lens of a culturally sophisticated constructivism grounded in the work of contemporary American analytic philosopher Nelson Goodman, in which descriptions of the world (or “world versions”) satisfying certain criteria construct actual worlds—words make worlds.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from GoodMinds.com Reading and Writing the Lakota Language Kit consists of a 226-page text book and two audio-cassettes. The audio-cassettes contain male and female voices that follow the designated drills for each of the thirteen teachings. They repeat each term. The teachings include: Lakota basic vowels; relative terms for greetings; gender endings; numbers; nasal vowels; parts of the body; seasons and weeks; time references; weather; food; animals; and clothing. The book and lesson drills emphasize vocabulary and pronunciation.
First Nations Language Lessons: Sioux Network Version is an interactive language resource designed for the beginner level by OBI Systems of Saskatchewan. This Network Version containing the Lakota, Nakota, Dakota Ihanktonwan, and Dakota Santee dialects is designed for 20 users. It includes a database management system that allows the teacher to evaluate each student's progress.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Running Brave is a biopic video produced by Englander Productions in 1983 about the Lakota distance runner, Billy Mills. Cast includes Robby Benson as Billy Mills, August Schellenberg as Billy's father, and Graham Greene as Eddie Mills, with George Clutesi, Margo Kane and Denis Lacroix in supporting roles. The 1964 Tokyo Olympic Gold Medalist in the 10,000 meter race, Billy Mill's story is an inspirational one as he overcame great difficulties.
Tribal Theory in Native American Literature: Dakota and Haudenosaunee Writing and Indigenous Worldviews offers an Indigenous approach to literary criticism as Seneca scholar examines Dakota and Mohawk authors' works. Penelope Myrtle Kelsey is a professor of English literature at Western Illinois University and she brings her academic background as well as an Indigenous sensibility to the study of specific Dakota authors such as Marie McLaughlin, Charles Eastman, Zitkala-èa (Gertrude Bonnin), Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, Ella Deloria, and Philip Red Eagle.