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ERIC Number: EJ737076
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0024-9033
Pathways to Understanding: "Wahkohtowin" as a Research Methodology
O'Reilly-Scanlon, Kathleen; Crowe, Christine; Weenie, Angelina
McGill Journal of Education, v39 n1 p29-44 Win 2004
"Wahkohtowin," a Cree word meaning kinship or the state of being related, is a fundamental concept for understanding Indigenous culture and traditional beliefs (Ermine 2001). This article describes how three researchers in western Canada incorporated this concept into a research project that compared Indigenous and non-Indigenous students' memories of learning to read and write. It is argued that this concept can be used as one way of incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing within cross-cultural academic discourses and methodologies. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada