Dancing On Our Turtle's Back

SKU: 9781894037501

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Grade Levels:
Twelve, College, University
Ojibwe, Woodland
Book Type:
Arbeiter Ring
Copyright Date:

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Dancing on Our Turtle's Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence and a New Emergence by Mississauga researcher, writer, and educator Leanne Simpson examines Ojibwe Creation stories, language, and the traditional knowledge of Elders to create an understanding of reconciliation. By challenging the status quo interpretation of reconciliation as it relates to Indigenous people, Leanne Simpson offers a thoughtful alternative means of reaching true reconciliation using teachings such as the Seven Grandfather teachings, the Four Hills of Life, and Creation and Nanabush stories. She discusses her understanding of the roles of women and the grandmothers to stress the importance of the family in achieving true self-governance. The book is a call to other Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island to return to a clear understanding of their cultures' traditional teachings and philosophies as a way of creating a new beginning and achieve a state of joy, strength, and self-sufficiency. Highly recommended.

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