The Knowledge Seeker

University of Regina PressSKU: 9780889774179

Author:
Blair Stonechild
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Cree, Plains, Saulteaux
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
224
Publisher:
University of Regina Press
Copyright Data:
2016

Price:
Sale price$32.95

Description

In The Knowledge Seeker: Embracing Indigenous Spiritually, Blair Stonechild shares his sixty-year journey of learning-from residential school to PhD and beyond-while trying to find a place for Indigenous spirituality in the classroom. Encouraged by an Elder who insisted sacred information be written down, Stonechild explores the underlying philosophy of his people's teachings to demonstrate that Indigenous spirituality can speak to our urgent, contemporary concerns. Blair Stonechild is a Cree-Saulteaux member of the Muscowpetung First Nation and Professor of Indigenous Studies at First Nations University of Canada. Stonechild left residential school at the age of fifteen. He has devoted his life to education, earning his B.A. at McGill and his Ph.D. at the University of Regina. Now a professor of Indigenous Studies at First Nations University of Canada, he is working to 'decolonize' Indigenous spirituality.  A chapter is devoted to an exploration of the growing pains for First Nations University. A very readable account of Cree/Saulteaux spiritual teachings and worldview through the eyes of an educator.

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