Nahedee Oki Natsédeh - teaches Aboriginal Language, value of heritage & culture
Nahedee Oki Natsédeh was an amazing project. I was working with the South Slavey traditional language teacher from Kátł’odeeche First Nation to produce a multimedia project with Dene students from Chief Sunrise School.
The project explored how the students at Chief Sunrise are learning to walk in two worlds. One is the academic world at school, preparing them with the necessary education and skills to succeed in the world.
The other road is learning the traditional ways and language. This involves learning to speak South Slavey, as well as spending one day a week out on the land ice fishing, building fires, setting trap lines, cooking bannock, skinning rabbits, learning about trees, plants, waterways and animal tracks.
Click here to watch Nahedee Oki Nats'edeh
Nahedeé - our land
okı - two
Natsédeh - living
Ek’elų - road/path/trail
Dii ndee - earth
Nahedee Oki Natsédeh is 3:19 long and part of the Songs From Schools series of lessons that make values meaningful, using music to reinforce character values that I'm sure you're already trying to teach your students. Things like respect, confidence, empathy, being a good friend and creating a safe and supportive culture in the classroom.
All Lyric Videos Come With Additional
Material To Enhance Each Lesson; Such As:
• Lyric music video [HD Download] *
Watch the video on Teachers Pay Teachers, or Download it to make it easy and convenient to use. (Download Link Included in Supporting Document)
• Lyric videos use big, bright clear fonts making it easy for
your students to sing along as the video plays
• Support material includes the story behind the song and the students and the school where it was written, providing a greater understanding and appreciation
• Many songs have actions that make it fun and interactive and provide a great opportunity for students to move and dance
• There are additional learning activities included for each song, to promote greater understanding and group discussions
• You will also find additional links to live video performances from English, French and First Nations schools as students from across Canada sing these songs
• You also get an MP3 version of the song to make it as easy and convenient as possible to take the music with you so you can listen in the gym, the playground or even the drive home!
You can download the video, MP3, lesson and Behind The Scenes, Stories & Songs of a Nation pdf to make it as easy and convenient as possible to use this material.