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Teachings of our Elders

  • North Dakota Native American Essential Understanding, number two, is about learning and storytelling. It states, "Traditional teaching and the passing on of knowledge and wisdom was done through storytelling, song, ceremony and daily way of life.
  • Hear Debbe Poitra, enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, share a bit about the importance of storytelling in the Michif culture and how those stories help to express important ideas, values, and the history of a people.
  • In this first episode of our new Dakota Datebook series, "Teachings of our Elders," we'll hear Dr. Wayne Fox, educator and enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara nation share a bit about helping students develop a deeper relationship with the land around them.