Dare to Get the Bear/Beading Stars (Cree Version): Louis Says Series (Episode 1)
Catalogue Number: LSC001
Producer: Louis Says Productions Inc.
Subject: Canadian Social Studies, Character Education, Children's Stories, First Nations Studies, Guidance, Language Arts, Social Studies
Grade Level: PreK - 2
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2014
Running Time: 22
Episode 1A: Dare to Get the Bear - Louis uses both English and Cree words to tell Randy that Emily's son is sick and that he needs to get him a maskohkân (teddy bear) to make him feel better. Randy thinks maskohkân means a bear's fang. Mr. Thompson tells Randy that maskohkan means teddy bear and not a bear's fang.
Lesson: Kids should always avoid doing things that can put them in danger.
Episode 1B: Beading Stars - Louis tells Randy that Mrs. Charles need mekisuk (beads). Katie thinks the word means berries. Randy, Katie and Anne go to pick up berries for Mrs. Charles. When they arrive at Mrs. Charles' house they learn that the word for berries is menisu not mekisuk which means beads.
Lesson: Not everyone likes the same things. Diversity and self-expression are an important part of life.
** Spoken in Cree with English subtitles. **
Golden Sheaf Award Nominee - 2014 Yorkton Film Festival
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