Aboriginal Oral Traditions

SKU: 9781552662670

Renate Eigenbrod, Renee Hulan
Grade Levels:
Eleven, Twelve, College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Fernwood Publishing
Copyright Date:

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Aboriginal Oral Traditions: Theory, Practice, Ethics is a collection of nine papers originally presented at a 2005 conference coordinated by Gorsebrook Research Institute, Nova Scotia. The objective of the conference was to bring together scholars who considered oral traditions of Aboriginal Peoples and how this related to traditional knowledge production and preservation. The conference attracted scholars from various disciplines such as Native Studies, law, education, anthropology, the arts, and linguistics. Contributors include: Qwo-Li Driskill, Tasha Hubbard, Michele Grossman, Sophie McCall, Drew Mildon, Greg Young-Ing, Catherine Martin, Stephen J. Augustine, Andrea Bear Nicholas, Renee Hulan, and Renate Eigenbord. Papers include discussions on First Nations Oral Histories in the Canadian Courts, Silas T. Rand's Work Among the Mi'kmaq, Ways of Knowing Jeannette Armstrong's 'Threads of Old Memory', Theatre as Suture: Grassroots Performance, Decolonization and Healing, Rebecca Belmore's Reinvention of Recording Technologies in the Transmission of Aboriginal Oral Traditions, The Little Boy Who Lived with Muini'skw (Bear Woman), and Conflicts, Discourse, Negotiations and Proposed Solutions Regarding Transformations of Traditional Knowledge. An introductory essay is provided by the editors Renee Hulan, and Renate Eigenbord. Stephen J. Augustine wrote the preface that introduces the theme of oral history and oral traditions.

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