Those who know : profile of Alberta's Native Elders

Type
Book
Authors
Dianne Meili ( Meili, Dianne )
 
ISBN 10
0920897037 
ISBN 13
9780920897034 
Category
General Library Collection  [ Browse Items ]
Publication Year
1991 
Publisher
NeWest Press, Canada 
Pages
256 
Subject
Elders (Indigenous leaders) -- Alberta -- Interviews 
Abstract
"The elders in Those Who Know, like hundreds across the nation, continue lives that preserve in whole or in part, the ways of their ancestors. These people lead the most spiritual of lives. Despite having experienced insult and oppression, they have maintained sometimes forbidden practices for the betterment of their people and all people.

The thirty-one profiles here are about people who have lived every kind of life - on the trapline, in the army, in a camp on the move, in jail, in residential schools, on the reserve. Through these lives they have counselled, prayed, fasted, healed, and helped birth.

In interviews and reconstructions, Dianne Meili has captured memories of a past almost and soon to be forgotten, of everything from birthing while a camp was on the move to the trials of the Sun Dance. At the same time, the stories of these elders guide us to a necessary future, which values Mother Earth and holds important the community of all existence."--Back cover. 
Description
256 pages : illustrations. 
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