Native Education With A Different Purpose

Our Babies Are Our Future Leaders Teach Them Our Values

by Nisheducator

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/1/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 304
ISBN : 9781452024356

About the Book

"Native Education With a Different Purpose offers to teachers and to parents a unique perspective on the current conditions of our education system, of our approach to teacher training and our expectations of our children as learners." "This volume will spark practitioners to re-examine their approach to teaching, to the children and to their parents". Carey Conway

About the Author

Nisheducator, after 40 years involvement in Native Elementary Education in the Native Community, Native Adult Literacy and Promotion of Prevention v.s. Intervention through Life Cycle Teachings has finally met her goal of providing solutions instead of more literature about what could be done with Native Education With A Different Purpose: Our Babies Are Our Future Leaders, Teach Them Our Values.

Since retiring from teaching she has completed an Hon. B.A. in Native Studies at Trent University, and an M.A. in Sociology and Equity Studies in Education from OISE/UT at which time she realized that more degrees would just stop her from what she considers her life task.


Nisheducator has facilitated workshops for the Ontario Native Literacy Coalition and the Peterborough Native Learning Program. Recently she has made her way into Native organizations that provide temporary housing and training, with her workshops.  For the second time Nisheducator has heard the comment,"I didn't know the teachings the Medicine Wheel represented, only that it is an Indian Symbol." This proves again that what she considers NativeLiteracy:LearningAbout Pre-Contact History and Teachings is in fact a reality. 


The keystone of her work is an Aboriginal, wholistic perspective which embraces interconnectedness and a theory of prevention v.s. intervention. Nisheducator has dedicated her career to Aboriginal capacity building and within this context has set her standards high for materials, learners and herself as an educator.