Below, please find the Curriculum of Anishinaabe World View:
The basic premise of this course is that Anishinaabe consciousness and Anishinaabe knowledge is spirit centered and spirit motivated. The participants will have the opportunity to forward issues encountered in their professional and personal lives. It is important to integrate the cultural processes in all that we do. This includes prayer, smudging and any Anishinaabe cultural practices that we deem appropriate. The goal is to enable the participant to experience culture as well as to articulate the experience.
OPENING AND INTRODUCTIONS
THE ANISHINAABE CREATION STORY
The Anishinaabe Creation Story sets the foundation for Anishinaabe Cosmology, which in turn articulates the values and principles which maintained Anishinaabeg on this land for many thousands of years. It also sets the foundational understanding for the ensuing value conflict between Anishinaabeg and the European invaders.
THE SEVEN FIRES PROPHECIES
The seven prophets came to Anishinaabeg many hundreds o years ago and spoke of the changes to come. Each of the “fires” refers to a period of time and foretold of the future events. When we look back, retrospectively, the Seven Fires Prophecy looks like the history of the United states. We are now in the time of the Seventh Fire, the time of awakening and return and revitalization of Anishinaabe language and culture.
ANISHINAABE CEREMONIAL LIFE
This session discusses the foundation of the ceremonial life from pre-birth through adolescence, including clas songs, naming and rites of passage. This session also includes
How poverty was created and the lowering of spiritual consciousness that is brought about by the objectification of the Sacred
DISRUPTION AND COLONIZATION
A discussion of the history of the United States and the ensuing effect on Native Nations. We will discuss the many laws that govern every action of an indigenous person.
THE DAWES ACT
THE INDIAN REORGANIZATION ACT
THE WAR ON NATIVE CHILDREN
SOCIAL JUSTICE TERMS AND DISCUSSIONS
THE SEVENTH FIRE AND SELF-DETERMINATION
What does it mean and what are the responsibilities and obligations of being in the time of the seventh Fire.
REFLECTION, EVALUATION AND CLOSING CIRCLE