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Essay
The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance

As Robin Wall Kimmerer harvests serviceberries alongside the birds, she considers the ethic of reciprocity that lies at the heart of the gift economy.

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Balancing Moral Ferocity with Self-Awareness
Film
The Hunt

A Native chef works with Indigenous foodways to promote processes of healing and recovery from historical trauma.

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Film
Cocoon

Students share their perspectives during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Exploring Moral Education

A conversation with Parker J. Palmer and Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger.

Film
The Art of Weaving
Homesteader Jessica Green shares the deeply rooted tradition of weaving and artisanship in Appalachia.
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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Cultural Heritage: Recording a Native Language Dictionary
Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Filmmaker Maris Curran
Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Filmmaker Jeremy Seifert
Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Filmmaker Adam Loften
Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Filmmaker Kalyanee Mam
Essay
Learning and Teaching from the Heart in Troubled Times

Ariel Burger explores ways to embrace curiosity and celebrate questions in challenging times.

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Film
The Offering

Quechua dancers perform a pre-celebration ritual associated with Peru's unique Quechua Danza de Tijeras, or “Scissor Dance."

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