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Teachers Guide Reviews

Native Studies Advisors / Curriculum Consultants

  • “It’s exciting to have such a great resource as part of our collection. Congratulations on such an excellent product.”

    Linda McGregorAboriginal Specialist, Simcoe Muskoka CDSB
  • “The Six Nations Iroquois Clans Program is very exciting AND well done. I’ve heard these stories before and I loved how they were presented in the DVD.”

    Shelley Knott FifeAboriginal Education Coordinator, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
  • “Thank you once again for all your efforts in developing such an excellent resource for teachers.”

    Nancy GuillemetteCurriculum Consultant, Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington CDSB
  • “Comments from teachers after a workshop: “Loved the lessons”, “Terrific grade 6 resource by Zig Misiak”, “Excellent resource to  help with proper pronounciation of Six Nations words”, “Wonderful insight into FNMI teaching strategies”

    Deirdre VanceConsultant, Equity, Faith Leadership and Student Engagement, York CDSB

Elementary & Secondary Schools

  • “Beautiful Resource, inspirational with stories and artwork, loved the accompanied CD/DVD, Clan attributes and Postcards were invaluable.”

    Lisa HoncharGrade 6, River Heights Public School, Grand Erie DSB, Ontario
  • “As a non Native teacher teaching native studies classes to grade 11 & 12, it is imperative for us to locate credible resources and you have dropped them right into our lap.  Your work is greatly appreciated and we will do what we can to get the message out to our students.”

    Laurie ChapmanHead of Social Science and Native Studies, Listowel District Secondary School, Avon Maitland DSB


  • “The pedagogy and curriculum of The Six Nations Iroquois Program Teachers Resource Guide enables learners to see their own histories, as well as those of settlers and immigrants, reflected in an inclusive, comprehensive narrative.”

    Jonathan AnuikResearch Assistant, Aboriginal Education Research Centre, University of Saskatchewan
  • “To school administrators and classroom teachers – get this program! It provides an outstanding curriculum in Native culture, combined with fascinating stories and engaging activities for students. This complete, easy to follow, and practical resource is ideal for addressing Ontario curriculum expectations while helping your students understand the origins and richness of Aboriginal peoples.”

    Dr. Mary Lynn TessaroAssistant Professor, Nipissing University, Brantford Campus
  • “I can attest first hand to the need for First Nations educational resources such as the Six Nations Iroquois Program Teachers Resource Guide at all levels of curriculum in this province. I am sure that teachers would very much welcome and appreciate the material that Raymond Skye and Zig Misiak have developed.

    Dr. Rick MontureLecturer, Indigenous Studies, Phd., McMaster University
  • “The primary focus of the Six Nations Iroquois Program Teachers Resource Guide is on integrating the teachings about character development and Native Studies with current curriculum. Students and teachers will learn about the history and culture of the Six Nations people. The clan system is an integral component of the social structure and organization of the Haudenosaunee. This information is desperately needed in the schools of Ontario. I hope that you support this project.”

    Dr. Dawn Martin HillAcademic Director, Indigenous Studies, McMaster University
  • “The resources houses in the IRC are practical hands on resources teachers would use in a classroom. Our collection is focused at the early childhood level to grade 12. Your resources are ideal for our curriculum libraries.”

    Kim Pelchat, ManagerInstructional Resources Center, Brock University, Niagara Region

First Nations Media

  • “A great new classroom teachers guide, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), is being welcomed by educators as an initiative that will help address a gap in the school curriculum.”

    Indian News TodayUnited States
  • “The hope of restoring good will between non Aboriginal & Aboriginal people has manifested in the form of the Six Nations Iroquois Program & Teachers Guide, meant to enhance the Native studies curriculum in the Six Nations area.”

    Wind Speaker News, Edmonton, Alberta
  • “The Six Nations Iroquois Program Teachers Resource Guide is an exciting curriculum program that addresses many of the Ontario Ministry of Educations curriculum expectations, particularly in the area of Social Studies, History, the Arts and character development. & Ontario First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Education Policy Framework. I believe the time is right.”

    Evelyn MartinSuperintendent of Schools, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
  • “Zig’s research and dedication to revealing and, as a history re-enactor, living the accurate history of the relationship between the people of Six Nations and the European settlers has given insight to thousands of non-Native people of all ages to the real history of Canada……Zig’s heart for accuracy, authenticity, and honesty is refreshing.”

    Jim WindleEditor, Tekawennake News, Six Nations Territory
  • “The Six Nations Iroquois Program/Teachers Guide is unique and very appealing to Native and non Native organizations across the country.”

    Aboriginal People’s Network NewsAPTN, Edmonton, Alberta