The Six Nations Iroquois Teachers Resource Guide is very clear and beautiful. I would endorse its use anywhere. I strongly recommend it.
Tom Porter (Sakokweniόnkwas), Author & Clan Elder Mohawk Nation Bear Clan, Akwesasne Six Nations Territory
Zig Misiak demonstrates both passion and enthusiasm in his presentation on Aboriginal History and Culture. Staff and students appreciate his genuine, down to earth approach and his personal experiences in his reenactments. His appreciation of Aboriginal History and Culture certainly opens up another world to all of us as we learn the true history of our nation and how important Aboriginal Culture and History is to Canada. Thank you Zig. Michael Lostracco, Principal, Niagara Catholic District School Board.
Mr. Misiak is very inspired by, and respectful of, First Nations communities and is well aware of the richness of culture and traditions which First Nations communities exhibit and celebrate. Mr. Misiak, has long been interested in history and is recognized by many as an acknowledged expert in historical matters.
Lloyd St. Amand, M.P., Brant (retired)
I would like to commend you for the outstanding work that you are doing to provide our schools with the necessary and valuable insight into Native history and culture. You continue to work tirelessly to enhance our children's knowledge about the Aboriginal population. Your dedication and enthusiasm is tangible and I am in awe of your efforts and your keen interest in our collective history.
Dave Levac, MPP, Brant (Speaker of the House, retired)
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 Windle, Editor, Tekawennake News, Six Nations Territory
I believe that, through his efforts, great progress has been made in developing a relationship between the Six Nations People and our organization, which will continue to strengthen and grow in future years.
Edward Scott UE, Past President United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada
Terri Mack at Strong Nations showed me your binder / curriculum. She said that your binder would be the best template to follow in our First Nations school and school district. Gilakas'la (thank you) for helping lead the way.
Donna Cranmer, Kwakwaka'wakw First Nations British Columbia
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 Anuik, Research Assistant, Aboriginal Education Research Center, University of Saskatchewan
It’s exciting to have such a great resource as part of our collection. Congratulations on such an excellent product.
Linda McGregor, Aboriginal Specialist, Simcoe Muskoka CDSB
Zig you couldn’t have picked a better story telling set-up. Reading your books makes me want to have a fire. It was so calming, and you just wanted to sit and listen”. Roxanne Sky, Six Nations Territory on the Grand River
As an educator for over thirty years and a teacher librarian, I am thrilled to see and read Zig Misiak's book, War of 1812: Highlighting Native Nations. It is a resources every elementary and high school library should possess. The language is easy to understand and he uses images, art and illustrations effectively. He educates the reader on many fronts: the settlers, the Loyalists, the militia, the British forces, the American forces, and of course the many varied First Nations caught up in various conflicts. This is our shared history and geography as Canadians.
Zig is obviously passionate about this important topic. He masterfully takes the reader through complex situations with stunning simplicity. Zig brings unbounded energy and exhaustive research into this beautiful edition. The quality is high whether looking at the content or the actual paper chosen to bind this volume. Congratulations Zig. You have taken a large and intricate topic and woven it into a fabric that we can all feel, understand and appreciate.
Ruth A. Nicholson UE BA Bed, OCT Halton District School Board
Hamilton Branch President United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada