A maxim of the Swampy Cree Tribe is "To say the name is to begin the story." Last week in 6th Grade Fundamentals class, Dr. Southall and I led an activity where students reflected on their names and who they are. The students were first asked a series of questions to have them think deeply about their names: Where does your name come from? Who gave you your name? What is your relationship to your name? Do you have a nickname? Were you named after someone or something?Do people say and spell your name correctly?