CRIS Teachers

This community of CRIS Teachers is a place for all CRIS project members to collaborate. The teachers who are part of this community teach in schools, language and culture departments, and in the community are part of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

The CRIS Guiding Cultural Values are:

  • Lifeways/way of life with Creator/ Spirituality
    • tsegwt “way of life” (Coeur d'Alene)
    • It’ukdi awawat shxel Ishtamx “Give thanks to Creator”(wasq’u)
  • Good Heart/Kind Heart
    • Taaminwa ashwata Tmnapa “I will always be with you in my heart” (Sahaptin)
    • hnghesilgwes “good heart” (Coeur d'Alene)
    • T’umxsh  “kind hearted” (wasq’u)
    • Pewu tubetse pesa  “good heart” (Paiute)
    • Kanawa idenshal xam – Honoring the good in all our people. (wasq’u)
  • Honoring and respecting life
    • No’yoona magwetzoi “Everything has life” (Paiute)
    • yaʕyáʕt stim̓ aksxwlxwált “Everything has life” (Coeur d'Alene & Colville-Okanogan)
    • pútaʔnt yaʕyáʕt aʔ‿cxwlxwalt “Respect for everything that is living” (Colville-Okanogan)
  • Stewardship and being protectors
    • syeshetʻm “caretaker” (Coeur d'Alene)
    • pea teepu mabetseana “stewardship” (Paiute)
  • Sharing knowledge
    • tsunme’ “sharing knowledge” (Coeur d'Alene)
    • Natunedyooewanne egwew “sharing our knowledge” (Paiute)


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