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Instituto Panamericano

America

Reading and Writing 07

I Am a Native of North

1. What does Chief Dan George learn from growing up in a communal house?
2. Why was Chief Dan scolded for spearing fish when he was young?
3. What does Chief Dan think about the modern day relationship with nature?
4. Which words best describe Chief Dan George's concept of brotherhood?
5. What does Chief Dan say about how his people feel about nature?
6. What was Chief Dan's dad doing at the water's edge when he recalls that event
from his childhood?
7. Why did Chief Dan find it hard to accept many of the things he sees today around
him?
8. What are the two main points Chief Dan George makes when he writes about his
early life?

9. What does Chief Dan George find difficult to understand about the culture of his
"white brother"?

10. List some of the ways Chief Dan's "white brother" abuses nature?
11. What are the two distinct cultures Chief Dan refers to?
12. What do you think Chief Dan George means by his discussion of love?
13. What does Chief Dan George say the white people value more?
14. What does Chief Dan George say is the only thing that can truly help?
15. What is the word that is repeated throughout the essay?

2015

Instructional resource prepared by Mr. Edilberto Pineda


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Instituto Panamericano
America

Reading and Writing 07

I Am a Native of North

16. What is the setting?


17. What is the central idea of the story?
18. What lesson does Chief Dan George learn in the story?
19. Who is the narrator of the story?
20. Who is the author of the essay/story?
21. How do indigenous peoples view the natural world?
22. What happened to indigenous peoples in North America?
23. What was white peoples attitude towards indigenous groups?
24 What values do indigenous peoples share?

2015

Instructional resource prepared by Mr. Edilberto Pineda


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