Chinuk Wawa Canoe and Canoe Journeys Unit


This Canoe and Canoe Journeys unit has been designed as part of a place and culture based curriculum for children of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Lessons have been piloted primarily in the preschool and kindergarten Chinuk Wawa immersion programs. Teachers of older students may need to adapt the lessons to higher grade levels.

These teaching materials were developed for the Pre-K through 5 Chinuk Wawa course at Grand Ronde. Contributing members of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde teaching team include Bobby Mercier, Tony Johnson, Kathy Cole, Ali Holsclaw, Crystal Szczipanski, and Henry Zenk. Contributing members of the Northwest Indian Language Institute Staff include Zeke Zalmai Zahir, Judith Fernandes, Janne Underriner, Mackenzie Prichett, Rayna Viles, and Jerome Viles. Funding for this project was granted by the Administration for Native Indians 2009-11.