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Making Moccasins: Stories of the North Series

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This title is a part of the series Stories of the North Series

Catalogue Number:  102106
Producer:  102141779 Saskatchewan Inc.
Producers:  Burgess, Kyle
Directors:  Adam, Betty Ann
Producing Agencies:  Campfire Stories Inc.
Subject:  Animation, Arts, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Character Education, Children's Stories, Citizenship Education, Early Childhood Education, First Nations Studies, Health, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  PreK - 2, 3 - 5, 6 - 8
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2023
Running Time:  7:04

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Mooshum tells Natanis a story about his mom making him the brown moccasins he wanted when he was little. His dad tanned a moose hide that turned brown and were used for making the moccasins. They were trimmed with black rabbit fur and a red beaded flower. Mooshum sings songs about beading on his drum.  Today we learn Cree words for colours: grey (kakaskateewinakwan); brown (pihteewinakwan); yellow (osaawaw); black (kaskateewaw); red (miskwaw); green (askitakwaw); white (wapiskaw); orange (osawinaakwan); colour (masinaastiw); blue (sipihkwaw).

This is one episode of the 10-part Stories of the North Series that tells simple Indigenous stories in a fun and positive manner. The series is set in a northern cabin where Mooshum teaches his granddaughters Cree words through traditional stories, merging education with Indigenous language development interactively and authentically. Features Dr. Morris Cook (Mooshum) - Board Chair Northern Lights SD#113 and his granddaughters “Natanis” and “Sekwan” (played by Claire Walker and Mya Hoskins-Fiddler).

NOTE: Not available for sale in Saskatchewan.

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