An innovative way to combine character education and the Native American culture. Featuring 12 Native American totems that represent various character traits, this program can be used in a variety of ways: Individual or small-group counseling: As students relate their birth date to the corresponding totem, they will learn their totem's strengths and develop greater self-confidence. Classroom guidance: Choose the totem that relates to the lesson's presentation date, present the lesson, and read the original story. Students will gain greater insight regarding character traits and Native American culture. Includes reproducible activity sheets.