Resting Lightly on Mother Earth

The Aboriginal Experience in Urban Educational Settings

Editor: Angela Ward (CA), Rita Bouvier (CA)

The voices of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal participants are heard as they chronicle their survival in mainstream school systems. The authors describe and analyze the experiences of Aboriginal students, teachers, and pre-service teachers struggling to find a place in urban society. Some voices are resistant, others angry, others questioning, as they enter into tentative coalitions with other urban teachers who pursue social justice for Aboriginal peoples. The editors open the book with a wide-ranging look at the contexts of urban Aboriginal education, and explore the themes of the book—identity, disconnection from the land, spirituality, the effects of a colonial legacy—from their own Aboriginal and mainstream perspectives.

Brush Education
DateISBNBISAC CodeThemaRights available
01/01/20019781550592214SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
EnglishPaperback / softback6 in x 9 inC$26.95198