Indigenous Storywork -pb

SKU: 9780774814027

Jo-Ann Archibald
Grade Levels:
College, University
Multiple Nations, Pacific NW, Salish, Sto:lo
Book Type:
UBC Press

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Indigenous oral narratives are an important source for, and component of, Coast Salish knowledge systems. Stories are not only to be recounted and passed down; they are also intended as tools for teaching. Jo-ann Archibald worked closely with Elders and storytellers, who shared both traditional and personal life-experience stories, in order to develop ways of bringing storytelling into educational contexts. Indigenous Storywork: Educating the Heart, Mind, Body, and Spirit is the result of this research and it demonstrates how stories have the power to educate and heal the heart, mind, body, and spirit. It builds on the seven principles of respect, responsibility, reciprocity, reverence, holism, interrelatedness, and synergy that form a framework for understanding the characteristics of stories, appreciating the process of storytelling, establishing a receptive learning context, and engaging in holistic meaning-making. Jo-ann Archibald, also known as Q'um Q'um Xiiem, from the  Sto:lo Nation is Associate Dean for Indigenous Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. Recommended for educators wanting to incorporate Indigenous perspectives and story throughout the curriculum.

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