Living Indigenous Leadership

UBC PressSKU: 9780774823470

Author:
Fraser, Tina Ngaroimata|Kenny, Carolyn
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Cree, Haida, Maori, Metis, Mi'kmaq, Ojibwe, Sto:lo, Yakama
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
238
Publisher:
UBC Press
Copyright Data:
2012

Price:
Sale price$48.95

Description

Living Indigenous Leadership: Native Narratives on Building Strong Communities showcases innovative research and leadership practices from diverse nations and tribes in Canada, the United States, and New Zealand. The contributors, all women, use vibrant stories and personal narratives to offer insights into the unique nature of Indigenous leadership. These dynamic case studies reveal that Native leaders, whether formal or informal, ground their work in embodied concepts such as land, story, ancestors, and Elders, concepts rarely mentioned in mainstream studies of leadership. Indigenous leadership, they show, finds its most powerful expression in collaboration, in the teaching and example of Elders, and in community projects to promote higher education, language revitalization, health care, and the preservation of Indigenous arts. This collection not only adds Indigenous methods to studies on leadership, it also gives a voice to the wives, mothers, and grandmothers who are using their knowledge to mend hearts and minds and to build strong communities. Their personal stories and collective knowledge will inspire further research and future generations. Editors include Carolyn Kenny, professor of human development and Indigenous studies at Antioch University, and Tina Ngaroimata Fraser, a Maori scholar, assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of Northern British Columbia.

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