Read e-book online Askiwina: A Cree World PDF

By Cuthand Doug

ISBN-10: 1550503456

ISBN-13: 9781550503456

via his newspaper columns and lines, in addition to his internationally-known movie and video paintings, Doug Cuthand has turn into a revered voice within the aboriginal group. In Askiwina: A Cree global, he bargains clean insights and immediately speak over platitudes and dogma, offering readers with a bridge to figuring out Aboriginal philosophy, background, tradition, and society.
He explores the fundamentals of Aboriginal spirituality – the 4 instructions, the trickster Wesakechak, production tales, coming-of-age rituals, the Sundance, and sacred locations at the prairies. He describes Saskatchewan background from an Aboriginal viewpoint, a viewpoint from which common occasions just like the conflict of Cutknife Hill, the siege of Battleford, and the institution of Prince Albert glance profoundly diversified. He delves into the worlds of previous leaders and thinkers like Canon Edward Ahenakew, Anahareo, Poundmaker, and Sweetgrass, and cultural and spiritual traditions just like the powwow and the Ghost Dance.
He portrays the effect Aboriginal peoples have had in this province – together with their serious position within the fur exchange, position names of the province, payment styles, or even Canadian-American kin – and tasks the effect they're going to have on its destiny. He additionally offers a professional observer s view of financial and political matters dealing with Aboriginal peoples in Saskatchewan, together with such themes as gaming, self-government, and land claims.

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