Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision

SKU: 9780774807463

Marie Battiste
Grade Levels:
Twelve, College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
UBC Press
Copyright Date:

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The essays in Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision spring from an International Summer Institute held in 1996 on the cultural restoration of oppressed Indigenous peoples. The contributors, primarily Indigenous, unravel the processes of colonization that enfolded modern society and resulted in the oppression of Indigenous peoples. The authors include Gregory Cajete, Erica-Irene Daes, Bonnie Duran and Eduardo Duran, James Youngblood Henderson, Linda Hogan, Leroy Little Bear, Ted Moses, Linda Tuhiwai Te Rina Smith, Graham Hingangaroa Smith, and Robert Yazzie draw on a range of disciplines, professions, and experiences. Addressing four urgent and necessary issues, mapping colonialism, diagnosing colonialism, healing colonized Indigenous peoples, and imagining postcolonial visions, they provide new frameworks for understanding how and why colonization has been so pervasive and tenacious among Indigenous peoples. They also envision what they would desire in a truly postcolonial context. In moving and inspiring ways, Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision elaborates a new inclusive vision of a global and national order and articulates new approaches for protecting, healing, and restoring long-oppressed peoples, and for respecting their cultures and languages. Marie Battiste (editor) is a Mi'kmaw educator from Potlo'tek First Nations in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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