Indigenous Communities
Water
Wildlife
Project in progress

What is your wish for this project?

The Gladstone Indian Education Program hopes to educate the community about the importance of water. Without water, there is no life. Without water there is no wildlife. Without wildlife there is no messengers for our native community who rely on the tradition of our messengers, which include the creepers, the crawlers, the fliers and the swimmers. It is the simplest of things to stop and take the time to realize what might be lost in the future....read more

How are you going to do it?

The Gladstone Indian Education students will participate by visiting our own Lake Michigan as well as the nearby rivers and Bay. They will sit for a half hour and journal every animal and insect that comes to the water to drink. They also will have to look up the message that each of these animals bring to them. Since in the Native Tradition, it is said that each animal is a messenger and carry a message for those who come across it's path. Then, the students have to share their findings wi...read more