A lot of time has passed but the Trickster has returned and the world that he left is in desperate need of some levity, the truth and most importantly, reconciliation. It is time to start again. In the spirit of treaty. But before that can happen some things need to be cleared up. Some eyes need to be opened but most importantly some hearts need to change. This is a story of change. For the better.
In this timely collection, the authors examine Indigenous Peoples negotiations with different cosmologies in a globalized world. Dussart and Poirier outline a sophisticated theory of change that accounts for the complexity of Indigenous peoples’ engagement with Christianity and other cosmologies, their own colonial experiences, as well as their ongoing relationships to place and kin.
For Indigenous students and teachers alike, formal teaching and learning occurs in contested places. In Indigenous Education, leading scholars in contemporary Indigenous education from North America, New Zealand, and Hawaii disentangle aspects of colonialism from education to advance alternative philosophies of instruction. From multiple disciplines, contributors explore Indigenous education from theoretical and applied perspectives and invite readers to embrace new, informed ways of schooling.
Wisdom Engaged demonstrates how traditional knowledge, Indigenous approaches to healing, and the insights of Western bio-medicine can complement each other when all voices are heard in a collaborative effort to address changes to Indigenous communities’ well-being. In this collection, voices of Elders, healers, physicians, and scholars are gathered in an attempt to find viable ways to move forward while facing new challenges.
Berry Picking with ‘Atsoo is written by Cecelia John from Saik’uz First Nation. Travelling up to Sinkut Mountain was a favourite summer memory of the author. She and her family would pick wild berries. Her ‘Atsoo (grandmother) taught her many things. Who is a person that teaches you many things? This book is part of the Strong Stories: Dakelh series focussing on Indigenous territories (Canada and the United States). These stories reflect the belief that our stories are the roots of our people, our lands and our cultures. It is from our stories that we grow and become strong and proud.
There are many animals that live within the Dakelh Territory. Follow along with this playful poem as the animals spot each other. What kinds of animals have you spotted in your area? Bald Eagle, Bald Eagle is part of the Strong Stories focussing on Indigenous territories (Canada and the United States). These stories reflect the belief that our stories are the roots of our people, our lands and our cultures. It is from our stories that we grow and become strong and proud.
Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts, 2nd ed. by Cree/Saulteaux professor Margaret Kovach is a groundbreaking text in the field of Indigenous research. Since its original publication in 2009, it has become the most-trusted guide used in the study of Indigenous methodologies and has been adopted in university courses around the world. It provides a conceptual and methodological framework for conducting Indigenous methodologies and serves as a useful entry point for those wishing to learn more broadly about Indigenous research.
This Is What I've Been Told is written and illustrated by Juliana Armstrong, a teacher of Anishnaabemowin language and culture. She was raised on Christian Island, and is a member of, and resides in Nipissing First Nation, Ontario. This Is What I've Been Told, is about how teachings, when they are passed down from one generation to the next, good things can happen. Language is learned, knowledge is shared and culture is practiced.
Think Indigenous: Native American Spirituality for a Modern World, is written by Doug Good Feather, Lakota, born and raised in the traditional indigenous ways of his elders on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in South Dakota and a direct descendant of Grandpa Chief Sitting Bull; with Doug Pineda, co-founder of Spirit Horse Nation.
We Dream Medicine Dreams, written and illustrated by Lisa Boivin, a member of the Deninu Kue First Nation, is a healing story of hope, dreams, and the special bond between grandfather and granddaughter. In We Dream Medicine Dreams, when a little girl dreams about a bear, her grandfather explains how we connect with the knowledge of our ancestors through dreams. Bear, Hawk, Caribou, and Wolf all have teachings to share to help us live a good life. But when Grampa gets sick and falls into a coma, the little girl must lean on his teachings as she learns to say goodbye.