Cree Cultural Teachings by Sylvia McAdam

Cree Cultural Teachings by Sylvia McAdam

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John Ahni Schertow
January 7, 2012

Sylvia McAdam, an author and educator from the Nehiyaw (Cree) nation, talks to class room full of Indigenous young people at the First Nations University in Regina about Cree law and the human birth.

Watch on Vimeo: Sylvia McAdam teachings pt.1Sylvia McAdam teachings pt.2

Sylvia McAdam was born and raised on the Big River Reserve in Treaty Six Territory. She holds two degrees, in law and human justice; and currently teaches at the First Nations University. She is also the author of the 2009 book, “Cultural Teachings: First Nations Protocols & Methodologies” which provides a guide to appropriate traditional etiquette for individuals attending ceremonial activities of Indigenous peoples in Saskatchewan.

Sylvia is also working on her second book, based on what she talks about in these and other videos

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