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ERIC Number: EJ1016218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1918-5979
Negotiating Two Worlds: Learning through the Stories of Haudenosaunee Youth and Adults
Bomberry, Michelle
Canadian Journal of Education, v36 n2 p248-283 2013
Elaborating on this form of knowledge I will share the interconnectedness epistemology as a philosophical understanding for the Haudenosaunee community. Premising the The Kashwenta (Two Row Wampum Treaty) as a foundation, this paper will examine Six Nations' cultural connectedness through the Tree of Peace analogy and offer an understanding of the disconnected realities occurring at Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Sixty-eight Six Nation youth and adults participated in discussions about educational experiences and related issues facing Six Nations youth. The themes were placed within the Haudenosaunee Creation Story's Tree of Peace's growth stages: Planting the Seeds/Germination, Supports, Branching Out, Threats, Fulfillment, and Journeying On. The participants' stories illustrate areas Haudenosaunee epistemology can contribute to holistic community strategies and approaches.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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