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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - March 4, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Pm to free press March 1990 through native eyes students taught Ani Hinabe traditions by Martin Zeilig Dan Thomas believes peo ple should get a Chance to see the world the Way some natives in he wants especially Young to share in the Ani Hinabe Saul to further that Thomas is currently running a native stud ies Pilot program for Kinder Garten to Grade 12 in eight Winni Peg and three Brandon As a guideline for their social studies he Hopes it will be ready for full use next its important that people have the Opportunity to share in the native i try to bring an awareness of our per and show the positive aspects of native says native studies Consul Tant with Manitoba department of education and training native education Branch in Thomas is steeped in his peo Ples colourful Oral the 36 year old father of five is a Story Teller Able to weave a web of ver bal the students Are always fas they can sit for a whole Day and just listen and ask ques says the East Resi Dent who visits various schools involved in the Pilot project at least once a Aberdeen school in Winnipeg North is actively involved in Thomas Pilot our school has an enrolment that is Over 95 per cent says Joe a teacher in the schools Pritchard place alter native teachers in grades 7 to 9 have adapted dans program into the social studies students always respond Well to native it is their right to learn about their own they also respond very favourably to Dan Mclelland would eventually like to see the program incorporated into All Manitoba schools social 1 ill Iii in Dan Thomas native studies program May become part of All social studies 1 studies talked to the Buffalo spirit and it would help to combat Rac would take Only what was Buffalo spirit has a specific says a University of bran Don education spends from 20 minutes to an entire morn ing or afternoon with any one he begins each session speaking in that always gets the students i translate for i first say and then Tell them that my Indian name is one and my fam ily is the Wolf Thomas talks with the students about various aspects of Anis i Nabe he explains the importance of or Mushko to his in our history the Buffalo was looked upon As a provider of the Indian people understood that Buffalo had a spirit to we e life As a Lodge with a Road running through and our whole life will be crossing this Lodge of when we die we enter another doorway and Cross into the next the Buffalo is the guardian into the next we enter life through the East door and we leave through the West doorway which is guarded by the Buffalo it stands on four legs representing the four direct the Buffalo spirit legend provi Des a powerful moral tale to the and alcohol boarding even hate and anger have reduced the spirit to standing on one now it is up to the seventh generation since the White mans Arri Val on the of which Thomas is a to put him Thomas recounts numerous other important Ani Hinabe Oral fantasies and including the stories Nana Bush is a child of the creator no was put Here to teach he tries to fool others but often ends up being tricked kids Are delighted by his and then Canley something the project is also helping Many native youngsters or find for the first their native kids Are not expert in their says they need to hear positive things about i would like diem to be aware of this spiritual Side of their Richard fast editor Susie Strachan for editorial announcements a Infin ration Calk executive assistant Coreen Foidart 9439331 Brent Aubertin and manager sales representatives Kelly Lefteruk Lionel Zeitz advertising deadline wednesdays 4 titbits Shoal Lake discussed the effect of mining development at Shoal Lake on Winni pegs water Supply is the focus of a March 13 Public the Winnipeg water Protection concerned about pollution and the called the open forum to Clear up Public uncertainty about what is happening at Shoal said Helen Mccurl president of the we will report on the situation and what can be done about said it is a Public decision about what to do about mining development near our water the civic government has spoken but the province has the Manitoba Section of the Lake has restricted devel which hopefully will give the province of Ontario the same the meeting starts at at Grant Park High 450 Nathaniel school wants traffic slowed Royal elementary school is re questing the City change the signal lights on Grant to slow Down traffic and help students Cross the Street the Assiniboine South school division passed a motion at the 22 Board meeting to Send a letter to the Assiniboine Park fort Garry Community committee requesting the pedestrian signal lights be lengthened in front of the school at 450 Laxdal Road to give More time for the students to Cross Grant for Whyte to Bug kids a program at the fort byte Centre for environmental education is designed something tos Tompt awesome insects offers a hands on experience in says director of kids can watch aphids being born with the Squir Mier the Bug the he viewed in the safety of a controlled Situ these bugs Are quite Fantas anyone wis Hing to Check oui the bugs from the u of is department Are requested to Register first with the six individual papers serving five City zones and Rural Manitoba for Home delivery of the Winnipeg free press Call 9570550 sunday by newspapers Ovaton can Adhn emf opera company Umid Winnipeg free 300 Cartton my r3c 3ct Arthur Wood publisher

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