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Using American Indian legends to teach financial education

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Add to Calendar 2021-12-06 11:00:00 2021-12-06 12:00:00 Using American Indian legends to teach financial education Booshke Giin (It’s up to you, it’s your decision!) is a creative approach to involve American Indian youth in active learning experiences that make financial education concepts relevant to their everyday decision making. The Booshke Giin lessons attempt to push aside mainstream ways in favor of storytelling to teach core financial concepts. The approach and the lessons are adaptable for other youth audiences. The approach combines personal finance concepts and American Indian legend stories. The lessons are based on Ojibwe and other tribal legend stories, to reinforce financial concepts and incorporate Ojibwe vocabulary and cultural information. The legends will be shared orally or read individually, followed by questions asked about the story. Youth are able to reflect on the story to make a meaningful personal connection between the financial concept and their own culture. Facilitators Facilitators for this webinar are Jennifer Garbow and Becky Hagen Jokela. Jennifer is an Extension educator and associate professor in the University of Minnesota  Extension Center for Family Development. She provides leadership to Extension on how to effectively work with Tribal communities around financial capability.  Garbow is an enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Indians. Becky Hagen Jokela is a retired Extension educator and professor, an Accredited Financial Counselor and holds American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Family Life Certification. Jennifer and Becky co-led a Cultural Study Group to expand financial education. America/Chicago public

Time

Central time

Location

Webinar

Contact

Jennifer Garbow, Extension educator family resiliency
jgarbow@umn.edu or 218-209-7170

Booshke Giin (It’s up to you, it’s your decision!) is a creative approach to involve American Indian youth in active learning experiences that make financial education concepts relevant to their everyday decision making. The Booshke Giin lessons attempt to push aside mainstream ways in favor of storytelling to teach core financial concepts.

The approach and the lessons are adaptable for other youth audiences. The approach combines personal finance concepts and American Indian legend stories.

The lessons are based on Ojibwe and other tribal legend stories, to reinforce financial concepts and incorporate Ojibwe vocabulary and cultural information. The legends will be shared orally or read individually, followed by questions asked about the story. Youth are able to reflect on the story to make a meaningful personal connection between the financial concept and their own culture.

Facilitators

Facilitators for this webinar are Jennifer Garbow and Becky Hagen Jokela. Jennifer is an Extension educator and associate professor in the University of Minnesota  Extension Center for Family Development. She provides leadership to Extension on how to effectively work with Tribal communities around financial capability.  Garbow is an enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Indians. Becky Hagen Jokela is a retired Extension educator and professor, an Accredited Financial Counselor and holds American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Family Life Certification. Jennifer and Becky co-led a Cultural Study Group to expand financial education.

Audience

  •  People who work with youth in schools and community settings
  • Financial educators and consumer science practitioners
  • Families interested in teaching children about making financial decisions.

Cost

Free

Registration

Registration is required. Webinar will be hosted on Zoom. 

The University of Minnesota Extension is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services, and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Julie Larson at larso143@umn.edu two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

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