ERIC Number: EJ939017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Indigenous Continuance: Collaboration and Syncretism
Ortiz, Simon J.
American Indian Quarterly, v35 n3 p285-293 Sum 2011
In this keynote address, the author talks about Indigenous peoples who are presently in a dynamic circumstance of constant change that they are facing courageously with creative collaboration and syncretism. In the address, the author speaks "of" an Indigenous consciousness and he speaks "with" an Indigenous consciousness so that Indigenous peoples may realize it is possible to convey and converse within the worldview of their Indigenous cultural consciousness-awareness while using a colonial language such as English. He stresses that the languages Indigenous peoples speak and write and think in are changing even as they speak and write and think. They constantly have to be cognizant and cautious not only about the changes that take place in the circumstances but also about how the changes may affect the values and principles they hold dear, that were bequeathed to them by their beloved elder generations.
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Cooperation, American Indian Culture, American Indians, Creativity, Cultural Awareness, Language Usage, English, American Indian Languages, Language Maintenance
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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