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).

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Authors and Trainers

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Adrienne Brant James, MSW, is founder and President of Turtle Island Learning Circle in South Dakota and Michigan, and an enrolled member of the Mohawk Nation, Bay of Quinte Band, Iroquois Confederacy. She has served on the clinical faculty of the University of Michigan Fresh Air Camp and as an instructor for the Wayne State University School of Social Work. She has developed educational and treatment programs for special needs populations in Michigan including the first Circle of Courage alternative school. Adrienne is currently completing research for the book Moccasin Paths and other Trails which is designed to foster cultural pride among Native American and First Nations peoples, and to promote a deeper understanding of how indigenous science and western research can contribute to the positive development of children, families, and communities in any culture.
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.