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Social Science Native American Studies

Gatherings, Volume VII - Standing Ground

Strength and Solidarity Amidst Dissolving Boundaries

by (author) Jeannette Armstrong

Publisher
Theytus Books
Initial publish date
Oct 1996
Category
Native American Studies
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780919441835
    Publish Date
    Oct 1996
    List Price
    $12.95

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Indigenous writers. this is our territory. this is indigenous land where our values, our ways of speaking, our oral traditions, our languages, our philosophies, our concepts, our histories, our literary traditions, our aesthetics are expressed and accepted and honoured each according to our nations. this is where we carve stories into the memories of our people. we sing songs our children will remember. it is to them we speak. it is for them we sing. mee iwih. mee minik. - From the introduction by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

About the author

Jeannette Armstrong is an award-winning novelist, activist and poet born on the Okanagan Reserve. Known for her literary work, Armstrong has always sought to change deeply biased misconceptions about Indigenous people. Her novel Slash is considered by many people to be the first novel by a First Nations woman. In 2013 she was appointed a Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Knowledge and Philosophy to research, document, categorize and analyze Okanagan syilx oral literature in Nsyilxcn.

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