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ERIC Number: EJ993970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Elder Teachers Gather at Manitou Api, Manitoba: Igniting the Fire, Gathering Wisdom from All Nations
Christensen, Rosemary; Poupart, Lisa M.
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v25 n7 p933-949 2012
Elders gather to teach, discuss, and pass on oral traditional knowledge to the younger people. This discussion takes place over a four-day period according to the request of and procedural direction provided by Elders. The procedures and teachings are provided in order to share indigenous oral teachings; an attempt to share aspects of oral traditional literature through the difficult (and perhaps impossible) method of the written word. The oral traditional structure and procedural methods are taken for granted by indigenous people of North America that learned these ways from their Elders for "oh these many years" as Elders say. The notion of a "sense of place" as defined and taught by Elders is explored with its structural context clearly delineated and reflected in the idea and process of indigenous education. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada