Before contact with Europeans, the Ojibwe, like other Native American tribes, practiced a seasonal cycle of hunting, fishing, and gathering in order to survive. Ningo Gikinonwin: Ojibwe Four Seasons is a series of four 15-minute videos targeting the Kďż˝3 age group that celebrates this circle of life. These programs are narrated by young Ojibwe children and are told through extraordinary reenactments at Waswagoning, a recreated 17th-century Ojibwe village located in Lac de Flambeau, Wisconsin. Students see how time has altered some Ojibwe customs and practices while others have continued into the present.
Each program in the series focuses on one season, demonstrating how the Ojibwe learned about their heritage, gathered food, created crafts, and entertained themselves before European settlement in the northern Great Lakes region and today. This video series can serve as a springboard for lessons on aspects of Native American cultures, including their traditions, family structure, sense of community, and languageâ€”as well as provide opportunities to learn about time, continuity, and change as they affect culture.
This program is available digitally. Contact AIT Sales for more information.
Four 15-minute programs