Carrying the Past

For discussion: How are our identities shaped by our individual experiences? What is the role of tradition in building our awareness of ourselves? How do we try to preserve cultural or family memories? Do we repeat the past or choose to change our path? What makes people work intentionally to create their future?

As Long as the Rivers FlowSession 1: Who am I?

  • Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault
  • So Far from the Sea by Eve Bunting
  • The Heart of a Chief by Joseph Bruchac

Session 2: Learning from Trouble

  • One Candle by Eve Bunting
  • As Long as the Rivers Flow by Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden
  • The Summer My Father Was Ten by Pat Brisson

Session 3: Rising to the Occasion

  • Sacajawea: Her True Story by Joyce Milton
  • Uncle Jed’s Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell
  • The Little Ships: The Heroic Rescue at Dunkirk in World War II by Louise Borden