Catalogue


Claiming Anishinaabe : decolonizing the human spirit /
Lynn Gehl.
imprint
Regina, Saskatchewan : University of Regina Press, 2017.
description
xiv, 212 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
ISBN
0889774919, 9780889774919, 9780889774926, 9780889774933
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imprint
Regina, Saskatchewan : University of Regina Press, 2017.
isbn
0889774919
9780889774919
9780889774926
9780889774933
contents note
Part One: Setting the stage. Introduction -- Who am I? -- Part Two: Indigenous knowledge and the human Spirit. Sharing creator's love -- Triboluminescence : the essence of the human spirit -- An indigenist approach -- Valuing a new paradigm -- Debwewin journey -- Part Three: indigenous teachings and ways of being. Creator's First Pipe -- Moon ceremony -- Feasting as a way of knowing -- The great law of the Anishinaabeg -- Role modelling : honouring Jeannette -- Nationhood is inside and outside at the same time -- Our bodies are intelligent; our bodies remember -- Our Hearts and minds require a new song -- Part Four: Contemporary indigenous issues I do. Returning creator's first pipe -- Indian mothers and their babies -- E'Dbendaagzijig : citizenship law excludes -- Forked-tongue politicians -- Hegemony of the heart -- Cultural politics and nation building -- Epilogue.
local note
This title is part of the Indigenous Perspectives Collection at the Bora Laskin Law Library.
abstract
"Denied her Indigenous status, Lynn Gehl has been fighting her entire life to reclaim mino-pimadiziwin-the good life. Exploring Anishinaabeg philosophy and Anishinaabeg conceptions of truth, Gehl shows how she came to locate her spirit and decolonize her identity, thereby becoming, in her words, "fully human." Gehl also provides a harsh critique of Canada and takes on important anti-colonial battles, including the land claims process and sex discrimination in the Indian Act."--
catalogue key
11343934
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-201) and index.
Issued also in electronic formats.

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