Indian Education Grant Consortium
2007 - 2008 Workshops
Our workshops are activities that recognize and support the unique cultural and educational needs of Indian children and incorporate qualified tribal elders and seniors. They are held four times per year at Cheyenne Elementary School, 47600 Heydenreich Rd., Macomb, MI.
Eye of God (ojo de dios)
Ojo de Dios were originally made by tribes in Bolivia and Mexico, then brought to North America. God's Eyes means "the power to see and understand things unknown". Indians believed that to have a traditional God's Eye in your home would mean that the Great Spirit would look upon you favorably and protect you.
American Indian Moccasins were made of soft leather stitched together with sinew. Though the basic construction of Native American moccasins were similar throughout North America, patterns were subtly different in nearly every tribe and Indian people could often tell each other's tribal affiliation simply from the design of their shoes.
The term "flute" is a general name for a variety of wind instruments consisting of a hollow tube that produces sound as air passes against the sharp edge of an opening. Native American flutes are easy to play because they do not require any specific shaping of the mouth to produce a tone. The outside surfaces of the flute are often painted and decorated with feathers. Sometimes the far end of the flute is carved into a birdlike.
The medicine wheel is a symbol for the cycle of life which is forever evolving and bringing new lessons and truths to the walking of the path. It is a reminder that we are all connected to one another... no matter what color, race or creed we are, we need each other to create a beautiful existence and expression with the whole. Every living creature will one day see and experience each spoke of the wheel and know those truths. The circle is never ending, life without end.
To Contact Us:
Chippewa Valley Schools
19120 Cass Avenue
Facilitator, Indian Education Grant Program