Available online and in print (E78.C2 D55 2009). This book proposes a new pedagogy for addressing Aboriginal subject material, shifting the focus from an essentializing or "othering" exploration of the attributes of Aboriginal peoples to a focus on historical experiences that inform our understanding of contemporary relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.
Reflecting on the process of writing a series of stories, Dion takes up questions of (re)presenting the lived experiences of Aboriginal people in the service of pedagogy. Investigating what happened when the stories were taken up in history classrooms, she illustrates how our investments in particular identities structure how we hear and what we are "willing to know."
Braiding Histories illuminates the challenges of speaking/listening and writing/reading across cultural boundaries as an Aboriginal person to communicate Aboriginal experience through education. It will be useful to teachers and students of educational and Native studies and will appeal to readers seeking a better understanding of colonialism and Aboriginal--non-Aboriginal relations.
Research Process and Study Design
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Getting to know Turtle Island: Incorporating First Nation, Métis and Inuit perspectives K-8. 2011. This book was written by the Limestone District School Board under the leadership of Kevin Reed, Aboriginal Consultant to the LDSB, with a team of K-8 teachers. It is an integrated aboriginal curriculum and includes provincial learning expectations, suggested teaching strategies, resources (some websites and other print materials), and summative tasks. Freely available to anyone in the world.
Meyer, N. (2011). Selecting diverse resources of Native American perspective for the curriculum center: Children's literature, leveled readers, and social studies curriculum. Education Libraries, 34(1), 23-32.
Danowitz, E. S. & Videon, C. (2010). Native American resources: Sites for online research, College and Research Libraries New, 71(8), 430-435. This is an Open Access journal.
Smith, D.A. (2008).Annotated Bibliography: Internet Resources for Native American and Canadian Aboriginal Studies, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 32(1), 103–134.
Native Studies Bibliography (Saskatchewan)