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ERIC Number: EJ845928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 46
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1077-8004
Moccasin on One Foot, High Heel on the Other: Life Story Reflections of Coreen Gladue
Vannini, April; Gladue, Coreen
Qualitative Inquiry, v15 n4 p675-720 2009
Drawing from life history interviews with Coreen Gladue--a Cree/Metis woman resident of British Columbia, Canada--this article uses poetic representation and visual images to tell stories about Coreen's sense of self and identity, family relations, education, and interpretation of the meanings of Canada's "Indian Act". Poems and narratives are used here in an attempt to decolonize the relationship between re/searcher and informant, as well as in an attempt to magnify the authenticity of Coreen's lived experiences. Throughout the article, in autoethnographic style the voice of the researcher occupies a central, reflexive, but not dominant position. Researcher reflections in the form of performative scripts and diary entries are used to provide emotional depth, context, interpretation, and background. The article concludes with a reflection on friendship as a form of inquiry and an incitation to empathy and continued commitment to uprooting the injustices originated by Canada's Indian Act.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada