November 19, 2006

Not just in storybooks

'They wonder if I'm a real Indian'Nicholas Fisher used to believe that Native Americans existed only in storybooks and cartoons.

On Friday, 9-year-old Nicholas had the opportunity to see Native American culture firsthand at a powwow demonstration at Western Michigan University.
Comment:  Kids learning about Indians from the media? Check. Kids not learning about Indians from their parents, church, or community? Check.

So kids learn Native stereotypes from the media first. If they're lucky, they unlearn what they've learned from the media in school.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is not just in stories.I think true implementation what matters.Well is this books available in Audio books format?