Spirit and Intent
Cultural Teachings: First Nations Protocols and Methodologies.
Guided by narratives of Elers, this inspirational book is a compilation of First Nations ceremonial customs and protocols and offers some historical background information. It provides a representation of foundational teachings in order to create an understanding of respectful and appropriate behavior when attending various ceremonies, feasts, songs, gatherings, healings and other traditional activities. It eloquently maintains the spiritual integrity of these First Nations practices. (Publisher)
McAdam, S. (2009). Cultural Teachings: First Nations Protocols and Methodologies. Saskatoon, SK: Saskatchewan Cultural College.
Office of the Treaty Commissioner (2002). Teaching Treaties in the Classroom, Grades 7 - 12. Saskatoon, SK: Office of the Treaty Commissioner.
The Counselling Speeches of Jim Jim Kâ-Nîpitêhtêw.
Jim Kâ-Nîpitêhtêw was a respected Cree Elder from Onion Lake, Saskatchewan, who spoke only Cree and provided these original counselling discourses. The book offers the speeches in Cree syllabics and in Roman Orthography as well as an English translation and commentary. The Elder offers guidance for First Nations people in these eight speeches that cover the proper performance of ceremonies, words of encouragement for youth, information about collecting medicinal plants, directions for proper behaviour of men toward women, proper preparations for the Pipe ceremony, the role of the Pipestem in the Making of Treaty 6, the importance of tobacco, and examples of improper ritual behaviour in ceremonies.
Wolfart, H. and Ahenakew. F (1988). The Counselling Speeches of Jim Kâ-Nîpitêhtêw. Winnipeg, MB: The University of Winnipeg Press.
First Nations Relationship to the Land.