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Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message

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Speaking in English and Mohawk, Chief Jake Swamp narrates a traditional Native American Thanksgiving address of peace and appreciation of mother earth, all her inhabitants, and her gifts of animals, weather, and the heavens. Based on his book by the same name.

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    Annie M. (Brookline, MA)
    November 6th, 2019 at 02:06 PM

    I use this picture book every year to introduce my first graders to the concept of being grateful and thankful around Thanksgiving. This video is wonderful because it is narrated by an Indigenous person and brings the story to life.

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    MARGERY D. (FLORISSANT, MO)
    November 26th, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    love this video - it has become a part of our classroom's annual Thanksgiving traditions