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The Resource Otter's journey through indigenous language and law, Lindsay Keegitah Borrows

Otter's journey through indigenous language and law, Lindsay Keegitah Borrows

Label
Otter's journey through indigenous language and law
Title
Otter's journey through indigenous language and law
Statement of responsibility
Lindsay Keegitah Borrows
Title variation
Journey through indigenous language and law
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Otter's Journey employs the Anishinaabe tradition of storytelling to explore how Indigenous language revitalization can inform the emerging field of Indigenous legal revitalization. Indigenous languages and laws need bodies to live in. Learning an endangered language or a suppressed legal system are similar experiences. When we bring language back to life, it becomes a medium for developing human relationships. Likewise, when laws are written on people's hearts, rather than merely on paper, true revitalization has occurred. Storytelling has the capacity to address feelings and demonstrate themes--to go beyond argumentation and theoretical exposition. Within this paradigm, Otter, the clan figure of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation, journeys across Anishinaabe, Inuit, Maori, Coast Salish, and Abenaki territories to learn how Indigenous struggles toward self-determination compare. While Otter's Journey is guided by a literal truth, it also splices and recombines real-world events and characters. Through her engaging protagonist, Lindsay Keegitah Borrows reveals that the processes, philosophies, and standards of decision making held within Indigenous languages and laws can emerge from the layers of contemporary settler nation-state laws, policies, and language to guide us in the twenty-first century. We need the best of all people's teachings to lead us into the future."--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
CaOONL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Borrows, Lindsay Keegitah
Dewey number
306.4408997071
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Indigenous collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Language revival
  • Storytelling
Target audience
adult
Label
Otter's journey through indigenous language and law, Lindsay Keegitah Borrows
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
xix, 214 pages
Form of item
microfiche
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780774836579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • 1950304
  • 898675
Label
Otter's journey through indigenous language and law, Lindsay Keegitah Borrows
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
xix, 214 pages
Form of item
microfiche
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780774836579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • 1950304
  • 898675

Library Locations

    • St. Catharines Public LibraryBorrow it
      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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