Indigenous leaders inivited us to learn and then to share : now it is time

Published 2022
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"Now it is time, during the decades that we were connected to the University of Calgary we had many opportunities to work in surrounding Indigenous communities. Those opportunities resulted in lifelong friendships. We were often honoured by invitations to teach university classes onsite in Indigenous communities, participate in ceremonites, visit local schools, and speak at conferences. On numerous occasions local Indigenous leaders encouraged us to learn as much as we could about their culture, so we would be equipped to share our knowledge with the non-Indigenous world. Indigenous leaders whom we worked with were understandably concerned about developing a better understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous societies. To that end they welcomed us, taught us something about their ways, and encouraged us to share what we learned from them. This book is a collection of some of the information we gleaned with the hope that it will at least partially fulfill that given mandate"--Back cover.

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[Saskatchewan] : John W. Friesen, 2022.
183 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliography and index.
Part one : history & identity. First things first : the historical base
First Nations in Canada : the challenge of terminology
Part two : culture, art, and values. Toward effective cross-cultural communication : a values study of Plains First Nations
Cultural transitioning in Canada's Western Plains First Nations
Indigenous art and spirituality : a neglected link
Part three : Pedagogy. Storytelling as pedagogy
Traditional Indigenous child-raising practices
Roots of inquiry learning in traditional Indigenous pedagogy
Pedagogical policy and practice : a Siksika (Blackfoot) case study
Part four : language. Personal, cultural, and political implications of language loss/change
Ten assists for language revitalization.
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