Living Our Language

Author: Anton Treuer
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
ISBN: 9780873516808
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Social Issues In Contemporary Native America

Author: Hilary N. Weaver
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317053893
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Hilary Weaver has drawn together leading Native American social workers, researchers, and academics to provide current information on a variety of social issues related to Native American children, families, and reservations both in the USA and in Canada. Divided into four major sections, each containing an introduction, this book places the historical foundations of Native American social work in context in order to fully provide the reader with a comprehensive survey on various aspects of working with Native American families; community health and wellness; and community revitalization and decolonization. This groundbreaking volume should be read by both educators and students in social work and other helping professions in the USA and Canada as well as all human service professionals working with Native Americans.

Oshkaabewis Native Journal Vol 1 No 1

Author: Anton Treuer
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1257010158
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The Oshkaabewis Native Journal is a interdisciplinary forum for significant contributions to knowledge about the Ojibwe language.

Our Voices

Author: James Ruppert
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803289840
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Storytelling is a precious, vibrant tradition among the Native peoples of the Far North. Collected here for the first time are stories from the communities of interior Alaska and the Yukon Territory. These are the tales the people tell about themselves, their communities, and the world they inhabit. øOur Voices showcases twenty storytellers and writers who represent a full range of Athabaskan and related languages of Alaska and the Yukon. Both men and women recount popular tales of ancient times that describe the origins of social institutions and cultural values, as well as meaningful, sometimes intimate stories about their own lives and families or the history of their people. As representatives of an art transmitted through countless generations and now practiced with renewed interest and vigor by people reclaiming their cultural heritage, these narratives create a broad, brightly colored, richly detailed picture of the world of the Far North, present and past.

The Native American Oral Tradition

Author: Lois J. Einhorn
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780275957902
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Analyzes the Native American oral tradition from a rhetorical perspective, focusing on the process of adjusting ideas to people, and people to ideas, and linking the oral tradition to the cultural assumptions, principles, values, and beliefs of Native Americans, as reflected in their speeches, stories, prayers, and songs.

Voices Of Our Ancestors

Author: Patricia Causey Nichols
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570037757
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Nichols offers the first detailed linguistic history of South Carolina as she explores the contacts between distinctive language cultures in the colonial and early federal eras and studies the dialects that evolved even as English became paramount. Nicholss work also serves as a new avenue of inquiry into South Carolinas social history from the epoch of Native American primacy to the present day. South Carolina experienced a diverse influx of cultures and languages from the onset, drawing influences from Native Americans, enslaved African Americans, and a plethora of European peoplesScots-Irish, English, Jewish, German, and French Huguenot chief among them. In examining how South Carolinians spoke in public and private we glean much about how they developed a common culture while still honoring as best they could the heritages and tongues of their ancestors.

Vanishing Voices

Author: Daniel Nettle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198031185
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Few people know that nearly one hundred native languages once spoken in what is now California are near extinction, or that most of Australia's 250 aboriginal languages have vanished. In fact, at least half of the world's languages may die out in the next century. Daniel Nettle and Suzanne Romaine assert that this trend is far more than simply disturbing. Making explicit the link between language survival and environmental issues, they argue that the extinction of languages is part of the larger picture of near-total collapse of the worldwide ecosystem. Indeed, the authors contend that the struggle to preserve precious environmental resources-such as the rainforest-cannot be separated from the struggle to maintain diverse cultures, and that the causes of language death, like that of ecological destruction, lie at the intersection of ecology and politics. In addition to defending the world's endangered languages, the authors also pay homage to the last speakers of dying tongues, such as Red Thundercloud, a Native American in South Carolina; Ned Mandrell, with whom the Manx language passed away in 1974; and Arthur Bennett, an Australian who was the last person to know more than a few words of Mbabaram. In our languages lies the accumulated knowledge of humanity. Indeed, each language is a unique window on experience. Vanishing Voices is a call to preserve this resource, before it is too late.

Native Voices

Author: Richard A. Grounds
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
ISBN: 9780700612598
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Native peoples of North America still face an uncertain future due to their unstable political, legal, and economic positions. Views of their predicament, however, continue to be dominated by non-Indian writers. In response, a dozen Native American writers here reclaim their rightful role as influential "voices" in the debates about Native communities at the dawn of a new millennium. These scholars examine crucial issues of politics, law, and religion in the context of ongoing Native American resistance to the dominant culture. They particularly show how the writings of Vine Deloria, Jr., have shaped and challenged American Indian scholarship in these areas since the 1960s. They provide key insights into Deloria's thought, while introducing some of the critical issues still confronting Native nations today. Collectively, these essays take up four important themes: indigenous societies as the embodiment of cultures of resistance, legal resistance to western oppression against indigenous nations, contemporary,Native religious practices, and Native intellectual challenges to academia. Individual chapters address indigenous perspectives on topics usually treated (and often misunderstood) by non-Indians, such as the role of women in Indian society, the importance of sacred sites to American Indian religious identity, and the relationship of native language to indigenous autonomy. A closing essay by Deloria--in vintage form--brings the book full circle and reminds Native Americans of their responsibilities and obligations to one another--and to past and future generations. Ranging from insights into Native American astronomy to critiques of federal Indian law, this book strongly argues forthe renewed cultivation of a Native American Studies that is much more Indian-centered. Without the revival of that perspective, such curricula are doomed to languish as academic ephemera--missed opportunities for building a b

Voices Of The Living Grail

Author: WB DeLong
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ISBN: 9781418488284
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A gripping, page-turning chronicle, Voices presents a dazzling display of drama, adventure, and suspense as it illuminates compelling mysteries the Church can no longer suppress. The intriguing characters of this action-packed tale reflect the spirituality that flows like an underground river into the pool of evolving human consciousness. They yearn with all humanity for a deep connection with the Ultimate Source. They reenact the timeless struggle against the violence and greed that prevents humankind from realizing that goal.

Indigenous Educational Models For Contemporary Practice

Author: Maenette Kape'ahiokalani Padeken Ah Nee- Benham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351562924
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The book challenges teachers, researchers, educational leaders, and community stakeholders to build dynamic learning environments through which indigenous learners can be "Boldly Indigenous in a Global World!" Three days of focused dialogue at the 2005 World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) led to the charge to create Volume II of Indigenous Educational Models for Contemporary Practice: In Our Mother’s Voice. Building on the first volume, Volume II examines these topics: Regenerating and transforming language and culture pedagogy that reminds us that what is "Contemporary is Native" Living indigenous leadership that engages and ensures the presence, readiness, and civic work of our next generation of leaders Indigenizing assessment and accountability that makes certain that native values and strengths lead this important work Highlighting the power of partnerships that begin with the child-elder, which is then nurtured in community and institutions to cross boundaries of cultural difference, physical geography, native and non-native institutions and communities Indigenous Educational Models for Contemporary Practice: In Our Mother’s Voice, Volume II honors the wisdom of our ancestors, highlights the diversity of our indigenous stories, and illuminates the passion of forward-looking scholars.