Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ojibwe Waasa-Inaabidaa "We Look In All Directions" Documentary

Ojibwe Waasa-Inaabidaa "We Look In All Directions" Documentary

"A six-part historical documentary series for public television featuring the history and culture of the Anishinaabe-Ojibwe people of the Great Lakes" Teacher guides for each episode are available and are constructed around content standards for middle and high school social studies classes.


"Today the Anishinaabe-Ojibwe people constitute the second largest tribe in North America. With reservations and communities living on our ancestral homelands the Ojibwe are spread out across five American states and three Canadian provinces- a geographical area unmatched by any other tribe"
  • The Ojibwe Nation Map
  • Ojibwe Migration Story Map
  • History Time Line
  • Anishinaabe-Ojibwe Resources
  • Ojibwe Place Names

  • Teacher Guides
  • Wigwan "Storytelling"
  • Community Outreach
  • Bibliography/Resources
  • Glossary

"The series includes more than 100 interviews with tribal elders, historians, youth and leaders from the 19 Ojibwe bands in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

These interviews, along with 3,000 archival photographs, interviews with academic historians, original and historic artwork, and dramatic re-enactments, illustrate the Ojibwe people, culture and language through the past two centuries."
  • Episode 1: Gakina Awiiya...We Are All Related
    • Environment
    • "explores the Anishinabe/Ojibwe relationship with the land. This relationship is based on respect, sharing, humility and responsibility. Explore the effects on the Ojibwe people of treaties, land loss, the conflict over hunting and fishing rights and the reaffirmation of treaty rights today."
    • Photo Gallery
    • Out-Takes
    • Audio-Video Excerpt
    • Wigwam Storytelling "The Migration Story"
    • Teacher Guide
    • Time-Line
    • Map
    • Bibliography & References
    • Treaties
  • Episode 2: Gwayakochigewin....Making Decisions the Right Way 
    • Leadership
    • "portrays the Anishinabe/Ojibwe decision-making process, emphasizing the roles of the individual in relationship to the family, the community, the clan and the Creator. Learn about traditional Ojibwe organization as sovereign bands led by headmen, councils of elders and spiritual leaders and the effects of the fur trade, land cession treaties, reservations, the Indian Reorganization Act and self-determination on the decision-making process."
    • Photo Gallery
    • Out-Takes
    • Audio/Video Excerpt
    • Wigwam Storytelling "The Gift of the Grandfathers"
    • Teacher Guide
    • Map
    • Bibliography
    • Tribal Gov. & Band Profiles
    • Leader Bios
  • Episode 3: Gaa Miinigooyang...That Which is Given to Us 
    • Economy
    • "explores the traditional Anishinabe/Ojibwe subsistence lifestyle based on the seasonal cycle and the belief that the individual is dependent on the group, the group is dependent on nature and nature is dependent upon the supernatural. Learn about the effects of treaties, land loss, relocation, economic reforms, self-determination, the re-affirmation of treaty rights and modern economic development on Ojibwe economic systems."
    • Photo Gallery
    • Out-Takes
    • Audio/Video Excerpt
    • Wigwam Storytelling "Pukaukwas"
    • Teacher Guide
    • Bibliography
    • Gaming & Tribal Business
  • Episode 4: Bimaadiziwin...A Healthy Way of Life 
    • Health
    • "explores the Anishinabe/Ojibwe belief that a healthy way of life requires maintaining a balance between mental, physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of a person. This program traces traditional medicine ways through the impact of European systems, epidemics, the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, the Indian Child Welfare Act, self-determination, the modern use of traditional medicine, and tribal clinics and hospitals of today."
    • Photo Gallery
    • Out-Takes
    • Audio/Video Excerpt
    • Wigwam Storytelling "Midewewin Story"
    • Teacher Guide
    • Map
    • Bibliography & Resources
  • Episode 5: Gikinoo'amaadiwin...We Gain Knowledge 
    • Education
    • "explores the connection between the traditional Anishinaabe/Ojibwe family structure and how individuals acquire knowledge through the four phases of life. This program presents powerful scenes from pre-contact traditional learning through the fur-trade era, land loss, permanent reservations, boarding schools and education reforms to contemporary tribal schools and colleges."
    • Photo Gallery
    • Out-Takes
    • Audio/Video Excerpt
    • Wigwam Storytelling "The Four Hills of Life"
    • Teacher Guide
    • Bibliography & Tribal Schools
  • Episode 6: Ojibwemowin...Ojibwe Oral Tradition
    • Language
    • "explains the importance of Anishinabe/Ojibwe language, its near disappearance and its renewal today. Learn about the rich oral tradition of storytelling, the beauty of the language, the assault on Ojibwe language, and the dynamic people and methods working to preserve the language for future generations."
    • Photo Gallery
    • Out-Takes
    • Audio/Video Excerpt
    • Wigwam Storytelling "The Creation Story"
    • Teacher Guide
    • Bibliography, Links, & Ojibwe Authors
    • Ojibwe Dictionary
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