Through a teacher-directed presentation focused on the Dakota perspective on how Turtle Island came to be, students will to draw comparisons between maps to understand that not every worldview of North America relies on political boundaries.
As a group, listening to a reading the story Buffalo Dreams at least twice, students will use comprehension strategies to help them understand the importance of the white buffalo calf and be introduced to the White Buffalo Woman.
The teacher will use an interactive visual viewing strategy to guide the class through a PowerPoint presentation (includes a video), which supports students learning to interpret an old photograph and learn about the identity of Chief Whitecap.
This booklet is the foundational educational resource for the lesson material. It tells of the history and culture of the Dakota and the Whitecap Dakota First Nation. It describes their legacy of alliance with newcomers and Indigenous groups and their role in forming Canada and their contributions to our region today.