Unlearning 'Indian' Stereotypes
Praise for Unlearning 'Indian' Stereotypes
Unlearning "Indian" Stereotypes is an exceptionally useful tool for the classroom. It is eye-opening and eloquent in its simplicity and its clarity. It remains as timely - and needed - today as it was when it was first produced more than three decades ago.
— Joseh Bruchac (Abenaki) Peot, novelist, storyteller; co-author of Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children
"A complete resource for teachers who to confront stereotypes in classrooms."
— Teaching Tolerance magazine
"My organization purchased copies of this DVD for distribution throughout the U.S. as part of a two-year educational project within the United Methodist Church on 'Native American Survival'. These materials for educating children, youth and adults about the reality of the history of indigenous peoples in this country were a wonderful resource which we highly recommend to others."
— Rev. Anita Phillips, Executive Director, Native American Comprehensive Plan of the United Methodist Church
"For almost 30 years, I've hauled out the filmstrip projector to play Unlearning 'Indian' Stereotypes, and every year my students are blown away by the power of it. Now, we've turned this film strip into a DVD so that everyone will have access to the wisdom of these Native children."
— Bob Peterson, 5th grade teacher, La Escuela Fratney, Milwaukee Public Schools Editor, Rethinking Schools
"Nobody speaks with the eloquence and power of children. The words these Native children spoke 30 years ago are relevant in a society that, unfortunately, still reveres stereotypes of American Indians."
—Debbie Reese (Nanbé Ówîngeh), Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign