Moccasin Paths and Other Trails

Moccasin Paths and Other Trails

Moccasin Paths and Other Trails, draws together Indigenous knowledge and contemporary
research to build strengths in Native American and First Nations youth, families, schools, and
communities. A related goal is to foster greater understanding of how a synergy of Indigenous
science with contemporary research can create positive environments for well-being and
respect in any cultural group or setting. Authors of this training are Adrienne Brant James
(Mohawk) and Tammy Lunday (Dakota).

Course Curriculum

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Authors and Trainers

Larry Brendtro, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and Professor Emeritus at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He holds a doctorate from the University of Michigan and is a leader in the worldwide reclaiming youth movement. For fourteen years, he was president of the Starr Commonwealth Schools in Michigan and Ohio. He taught in the area of children’s behavior disorders at the University of Illinois, The Ohio State University, and Augustana. Dr. Brendtro served as a member of the U.S. Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention during the administrations of Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama. He has authored over 200 professional publications including 15 books on strength-based strategies with children, youth, and families. His wife Janna is research editor for his various publications and they have trained youth professionals in 20 nations.
Tammy Lunday, EdD candidate, is completing her doctoral studies at the University of South Dakota with qualitative research on the perspectives of Native American youth on how schools can better engage indigenous youth. She has worked for over thirty years in a full range of direct service and leadership roles with the Flandreau Indian School which has been serving Native students since the nineteenth century. Tammy is an enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, Dakota Sioux. She is a member of the board of Turtle Island Learning Circle and has participated in developing the Moccasin Paths training program. She is co-author of “Native Birthrights and Indigenous Science” and has presented to numerous organizations including The National Indian Child Welfare Association.