Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision

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UBC Press, Nov 1, 2011 - Social Science - 314 pages
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This book seeks to clarify postcolonial Indigenous thought beginning at the new millennium. It represents the voices of the first generation of global Indigenous scholars and converges those voices, their analyses, and their dreams of a decolonized world. -- Marie Battiste, Author.

The essays in Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision spring from an International Summer Institute held in 1996 on the cultural restoration of oppressed Indigenous peoples. The contributors, primarily Indigenous, unravel the processes of colonization that enfolded modern society and resulted in the oppression of Indigenous peoples.

The authors -- among them Gregory Cajete, Erica-Irene Daes, Bonnie Duran and Eduardo Duran, James Youngblood Henderson, Linda Hogan, Leroy Little Bear, Ted Moses, Linda Tuhiwai Te Rina Smith, Graham Hingangaroa Smith, and Robert Yazzie -- draw on a range of disciplines, professions, and experiences. Addressing four urgent and necessary issues -- mapping colonialism, diagnosing colonialism, healing colonized Indigenous peoples, and imagining postcolonial visions -- they provide new frameworks for understanding how and why colonization has been so pervasive and tenacious among Indigenous peoples. They also envision what they would desire in a truly postcolonial context.

In moving and inspiring ways, Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision elaborates a new inclusive vision of a global and national order and articulates new approaches for protecting, healing, and restoring long-oppressed peoples, and for respecting their cultures and languages.


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marie this work is too wonderfull for me to totally consume in this life
here is some words from james morrisson i found that may shed
some light
guide lines
The Vikings & explores
The unconscious
a map of the states
The veins of hiways
Beauty of a map
Hidden connections
Fast trampled forest
Madness in a whisper
neon crackle
The hiss of tires
A city growls
rich vast & sullen
like a slow monster
come to fat
& die
i will do everything i can while i can
yours truly
andrew hibberd australia
marie if you are well equipped i need the book in my hand i will try to go back to the
start to order it i ahave means notmeaninganythigbuthaveahappyday
got the book read it again
if only they all understood some wise things
have been done by millions of our
anscestors for eons preserving
the indiginous voice and vision
of the past
and some dick can cut it down
with a pen


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About the author (2011)

Marie Battiste is a Mi'kmaq educator from Potlo'tek First Nations in Nova Scotia, Canada, and a professor in the Indian and Northern Education Program at the University of Saskatchewan. She is co-editor of First Nations Education in Canada: The Circle Unfolds (UBC Press, 1996).

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