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We Are Still Here by Mind Map: We Are Still Here

1. 7th Generation/ Community Healing

1.1. Working together. GLCK is a plan for 7th Generation

1.1.1. How will this exhibit/ how does GLCK contribute to community healing?

1.2. 5 stages of decolinization. What do we have to look forward to?

1.2.1. recovery mourning dreaming

1.3. Healing after 7 generation after Sitting Bull. Return of prosperity, cutlure, health, traditions. Bringing Culture Back.

1.3.1. In what ways is culture being sustained or made anew in your community?

1.4. Adoptions/Foster Care after boarding schools. Those individuals are coming back to the people. re-learn, re-connection.

1.4.1. not growing up in the culture does not negate voice. difficulty of walking in "two worlds" How are people who are not part of the community coming back. How is relearning traditions/culture happening?

1.5. Struggle for identity. How to identify without a place of belonging.

1.5.1. How is identity being promoted and sustained?

1.6. Traditional beliefs are central to tribal community health and healing.

1.6.1. In what ways are traditional beliefs central to community healing and sustainability?

2. Colinization

2.1. Colonization predicted through the 7 prophecies. Traditional knowledge.

2.1.1. How does traditional knowledge mitigate the effects of colonization?

2.2. How were regions east of the Great Lakes affected? How did that affect the Great Lakes?

2.2.1. How far back do we need to go? Resetllment of eastern tribes. transculturation. Diaspora How did the resettlement of eastern tribes affect the Great Lakes region?

2.3. Soverignty

2.3.1. Self determination Why is sovereignty and self-determination important? What do these terms mean to you?

2.4. Traditional commerce and trade. Pre colonization.

2.4.1. How did colonization affect these traditional practices?

2.5. Rights in ceded territories

2.5.1. What were these rights? Why were these important?

2.6. Fits with all three other sub-themes.

2.7. US Constitution established trade and sovereignty with Indian Nations. Article 3

2.7.1. Nations had their own way of governing. US Constitution is based off this. How did the colonizers take, use, or steal traditional native practices or ideologies?

3. Land Environment

3.1. what is the info we need to convey to audience? How do we convey? How do we consciously convey? What could be left out? How do our environments vary. commonalities/differences

3.2. Physical geography is important.

3.2.1. What does the land mean to traditional culture?

3.3. Anishinaabe often thought as a land based culture. ID speeches from treaty negotiations that defended them.

3.3.1. Custodians of the land. Illustrate ways the Anishinaabe nurtured the environment. In what ways does Anishinaabe lifeways protect the environment?

3.4. "where food grows on the water"

3.4.1. Why are traditional foods important to sustaining the environment?

3.5. Questions: How does the land shape our identity? What makes our tie to this land unique?

3.6. Agricultural techniques now and then.

3.6.1. Why is traditional agricultural techniques better for the environment?

3.7. Western concepts of the the land as flat and inanimate. People are a "part" of the land and envrinment.

3.7.1. the concepts of the land is living vs production (sold) How is the land "animate" or living? How does this idea relate to environmental stewardship?

3.8. Water is sacred. life giving. Everything is because of the water

3.8.1. Describe the importance of water?

3.9. Discuss where communities are located present vs past. rural vs urban.

3.9.1. How does present vs past and rural vs urban affect traditional native ideas about land stewardship.

4. Language Culture

4.1. When you lose language you lose identity and culture is gone.

4.1.1. How is language being preserved in our community?

4.2. Boarding schools and the loss of culture. The need to create based on own cultural knowledge.

4.2.1. Importance preserving language. What will happen when traditional speakers are gone. Why is preserving language important?

4.3. The key to ceremony and tradition is rooted in the language.

4.3.1. Why is language important in ceremony and tradition?

4.4. Identity is rooted in ceremony, tradition, language

4.4.1. How is identity supported by language and culture?

4.5. Transference of cultural knowledge is a responsibility of tribal elders.

4.5.1. Why is cultural knowledge transfer important?

4.6. What tools would be used to transfer knowledge. generational divide.

4.6.1. How to communicate to future generations? What media should be used?

4.7. Communicating the full context. Ex.) loss of traditional knowledge. Plants vs.  big pharma.

4.7.1. What does it mean to lose traditional knowledge? How can traditional knowledge be restored?

4.8. The importance of music through culture

4.8.1. Why is music important in culture?

4.9. The importance of art through culture

4.9.1. Why is art important in culture?

4.10. Jitoon, Jitoon, Jitoon!! (practice, practice, practice)

4.10.1. Use it or loose it! Why is practicing cultural traditions important?