ERIC Number: EJ586589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Writing the Talking Stick: Alphabetic Literacy as Colonial Technology and Postcolonial Appropriation.
Donaldson, Laura E.
American Indian Quarterly, v22 n1-2 p46-62 Win-Spr 1998
Draws on Isabelle Knockwood's memoir about Mi'kmaw children's experiences in a Nova Scotia boarding school to examine the contradictory impacts of English literacy on American-Indian peoples and cultures. Discusses literacy as a weapon of colonial assimilation and, conversely, the appropriation of literacy within a Mi'kmaw system of knowledge ("the pen as Talking Stick"). Contains 22 references. (SV)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada