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Creative, Adaptable and Enduring

Public interest in the First Nations way of life is mounting. Through numerous onsite visits to Aboriginal communities from Alberta and Saskatchewan to Texas (including fourteen visits to the Native American southwest), researchers John W. Friesen and Virginia Lyons Friesen have pursued their interests in Plains Indian and Métis history. Their special interests include Indigenous Spirituality and Theology, Native Legends, art and education. Their scholarly repertoire includes teaching, conducting workshops, and publishing.

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Legends of the Elders Handbook for Teachers, Homeschoolers, and Parents
(2005) John W Friesen and Virginia Lyons Friesen

Legends of the Elders Handbook for Teachers, Homeschoolers, and Parents is a teaching guide to accompany the original four books of the Legends series.

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The stories in the series are brought to life through fun and educational lessons that have been designed specifically to promote active student participation for ease of learning. Lessons focus on particular areas of instruction such as Mathematics, Computer Research, Language Arts, and Physical education, as well as an important developmental abilities like Comprehension, Fine Motor Skills, Critical Thinking, and Cooperation.

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Canadian Aboriginal Art and Spirituality: A Vital Link
(2006) John W Friesen and Virginia Lyons Friesen

Canadian Aboriginal Art and Spirituality: A Vital Link, explores history, symbolism, current and historic influences, and the multi-faceted meaning of Aboriginal artistic expression in various Indigenous cultures.

From the totem poles of the Northwest First Nations and the flamboyant Red River Jig of the Métis, to the intricate basketry of Maritime tribes and unique architectural design employed by the Inuit, the authors offer a holistic overview of Canadian Aboriginal Art.

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"The Friesens' literary journey is actually an educational opportunity of a lifetime, and for educators, students, libraries and others who count on well-documented facts to guarantee accurate results, one that shouldn't be missed. Just as they have in all eight of the titles they've co-written since 2001, John and Virginia Friesen have used thorough research techniques that ensure historical accuracy...It is an outstanding piece of craftsmanship that proves there's nothing more powerful than the written word..."

--John Copley, Alberta Native News


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