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Fontaine, Jerry & Don Mccaskill / Di-Bayn-Di-Zi-Win

SKU 9781459748996 / Fontaine, Jerry & Don Mccaskill / Di-Bayn-Di-Zi-Win (To Own Ourselves) / TR
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Di-bayn-di-zi-win: An Ojibway-Anishinabe Pedagogy is a collaboration exploring the importance of the Ojibway-Anishinabe worldview, use of ceremony, and language in living a good life, attaining true reconciliation, and resisting the notions of indigenization and colonialization inherent in Western institutions.

Indigenization within the academy and the idea of truth and reconciliation within Canada have been seen as the remedy to correct the relationship between Indigenous people and Canadian society. While honourable, they are difficult to achieve given the Western nature of institutions of the country and the collective memory of its citizens and the burden of proof has always been the responsibility of Anishinabeg.

Authors makwa ogimaa (Jerry Fontaine) and ka-pi-ta-aht (Don McCaskill) tell their di-bah-ji-mo-wi-nan (personal stories) to understand the cultural, political, social, and academic events of the past fifty years of Ojibway-Anishinabe resistance in Canada. They suggest that Ojibway-Anishinabe i-zhi-gay-win zhigo-dah-so-win (Anishinabe ways of doing and knowing) can provide an alternative way of living sustainably in the world. This distinctive world view, as well as values, language, and ceremonial practices can provide an alternative to Western political and academic institutions.

An Ojibway-Anishinabe pedagogy can peel away the layers of colonialism, violence, and injustice and speak truth, leading to true reconciliation.

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