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Indigenous storywork [electronic resource] : educating the heart, mind, body, and spirit /
Jo-Ann Archibald (Q'um Q'um Xiiem)
imprint
Vancouver : UBC Press, c2008.
description
xiv, 176 p. : ill., facsim. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0774814012, 9780774814010
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Book
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imprint
Vancouver : UBC Press, c2008.
isbn
0774814012
9780774814010
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
The journey begins -- Coyote searching for the bone needle -- Learning about storywork from Stó:lō elders -- The power of stories to educate the heart -- Storywork in action -- Storywork pedagogy -- A give-away.
catalogue key
10509491
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-167) and index.
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This text is a gift. The author does exactly what she says a good storyteller will do: she highlights the seven principles, she moves at a pace where I, as the listener, am able to follow, and her content is rich and enticing. - Bryan Brayboy, Principal Investigator, American Indian Teacher Training Program, University of Utah
This book is well overdue. It shows how and why indigenous storywork is important as an analytical and theoretical tool for understanding and transforming contemporary educational challenges. Dr. Archibald has written an excellent text for teachers, researchers, educationists.-- Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Pro Vice-Chancellor Maori and Professor of Education and Maori Development, University of Waikato This text is a gift. The author does exactly what she says a good storyteller will do: she highlights the seven principles, she moves at a pace where I, as the listener, am able to follow, and her content is rich and enticing.-- Bryan Brayboy, Lumbee Principal Investigator, American Indian Teacher Training Program, University of Utah Archibald#146;s research studies how people, including herself, live with their stories; moreover, how people can live well with their stories. [... Here, stories are not material for analysis; they are not folklore with its implication of museum culture, and they are certainly not "data." Stories take on their own life and become teachers. [... In her spiraling, iterative style, Archibald gets as close as any book I have found to a truly narrative pedagogy, as opposed to a pedagogy of narrative. [... To stay with her writing is to experience how stories work in and on a life.-- Arthur W. Frank, University of Calgary, Canadian Journal of Sociology, Vol.33, No. 3[The author#146;s self-reflection on the multiple roles she balanced as a researcher is appreciated, and her text serves as an excellent testimonial for the efficacy and successes of researchers working collaboratively with indigenous communities.-- M.A. Rinehart, Valdosta State University, Choice, Vol.46, No.01
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Summaries
Main Description
Jo-ann Archibald worked closely with Coast Salish Elders and storytellers, who shared both traditional and personal life-experience stories, in order to develop ways of bringing storytelling into educational contexts. Indigenous Storyworkis the result of this research and it demonstrates how stories have the power to educate and heal the heart, mind, body, and spirit. It builds on the seven principles of respect, responsibility, reciprocity, reverence, holism, interrelatedness, and synergy that form a framework for understanding the characteristics of stories, appreciating the process of storytelling, establishing a receptive learning context, and engaging in holistic meaning-making.
Main Description
Jo-ann Archibald worked closely with Elders and storytellers, who shared both traditional and personal life-experience stories, in order to develop ways of bringing storytelling into educational contexts. Indigenous Storywork is the result of this research and it demonstrates how stories have the power to educate and heal the heart, mind, body and spirit. It builds on the seven principles of respect, responsibility, reciprocity, reverence, holism, interrelatedness, and synergy that form a framework for understanding the characteristics of stories, establishing a receptive learning context, and engaging in holistic meaning-making.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
The Journey Beginsp. 1
Coyote Searching for the Bone Needlep. 35
Learning about Storywork from Sto:lo Eldersp. 59
The Power of Stories to Educate the Heartp. 83
Storywork in Actionp. 101
Storywork Pedagogyp. 129
A Give-Awayp. 143
Appendixp. 155
Notesp. 157
Referencesp. 161
Indexp. 169
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