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Social Science Indigenous Studies

Literatures, Communities, and Learning

Conversations with Indigenous Writers

by (author) Aubrey Jean Hanson

Publisher
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Initial publish date
Jul 2020
Category
Indigenous Studies, Multicultural Education, Native American Studies
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781771124492
    Publish Date
    Jul 2020
    List Price
    $65.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781771124515
    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
    List Price
    $20.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781771124508
    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
    List Price
    $29.99
  • Other audio format

    ISBN
    9781771125338
    Publish Date
    May 2021
    List Price
    $34.99

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  • Age: 16 to 18
  • Grade: 11 to 12

Description

Literatures, Communities, and Learning: Conversations with Indigenous Writers gathers nine conversations with Indigenous writers about the relationship between Indigenous literatures and learning, and how their writing relates to communities.

Relevant, reflexive, and critical, these conversations explore the pressing topic of Indigenous writings and its importance to the well-being of Indigenous Peoples and to Canadian education. It offers readers a chance to listen to authors’ perspectives in their own words.

This book presents conversations shared with nine Indigenous writers in what is now Canada: Tenille Campbell, Warren Cariou, Marilyn Dumont, Daniel Heath Justice, Lee Maracle, Sharron Proulx-Turner, David Alexander Robertson, Richard Van Camp, and Katherena Vermette. Influenced by generations of colonization, surrounded by discourses of Indigenization, reconciliation, appropriation, and representation, and swept up in the rapid growth of Indigenous publishing and Indigenous literary studies, these writers have thought a great deal about their work.

Each conversation is a nuanced examination of one writer’s concerns, critiques, and craft. In their own ways, these writers are navigating the beautiful challenge of storying their communities within politically charged terrain. This book considers the pedagogical dimensions of stories, serving as an Indigenous literary and education project.

About the author

Aubrey Jean Hanson is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta and a faculty member at the University of Calgary. Her research spans Indigenous literary studies, curriculum studies, and social justice education. Aubrey has previously published in English Studies in Canada, The Walrus, and Studies in American Indian Literatures.

 

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