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Aboriginal Education in Canada: A Plea for Integration

2002 John W Friesen and Virginia Lyons Friesen
Detselig Enterprises.

ISBN: 978-1550592412
Canada’s Aboriginal peoples have been the target of the processes of integration and assimilation for many generations. Now, thanks to a vibrant cultural renaissance and renewed political strength, the First Nations are making it clear that they want to have a say in determining their place in Canadian society. Before the concept of educational integration is Read More »
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Aboriginal Spirituality & Biblical Theology: Closer Than You Think

2000 John W Friesen and Virginia Lyons Friesen
Detselig Enterprises.

ISBN: 978-1550592092
The dawning of the twenty-first century has witnessed a more global philosophical outlook among North Americans. A healthy curiosity has motivated investigations into wider parameters of philosophical thought, including Aboriginal spirituality. This book not only offers an in-depth Read More »
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And Now You Know: 50 Native American Legends

2009 John W Friesen and Virginia Lyons Friesen
Detselig Enterprises Ltd.

ISBN: 978-10593846
Before the printing press dominated the world of formal communication, families, communities, and cultures all over the world relied solely on the oral tradition to pass along revered knowledge. Much valued cultural content, particularly spiritual or historical beliefs and practices, was transmitted through legends or stories shared between generations. This responsibility rested with formally acknowledged storytellers, as well as elders. This practice was very much the case with Aboriginal tribes in North America. This collection of North American Aboriginal cultural stories represents only a small component of this vast store of oral literature, and underscores the magnitude of its scope across Native American and Canadian Aboriginal tribes. read more on the publisher’s website
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Canadian Aboriginal Art and Spirituality: A Vital Link

2006 John W Friesen and Virginia Lyons Friesen
Detselig Enterprises.

ISBN: 978-1550593044
During the late nineteenth century and most of the twentieth century, Aboriginal art, like virtually every other component of the First Nations’ lifestyle, received short shrift in Canadian historical literature. Aboriginal philosophy was mislabeled, Native culture Read More »
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Do Christians Forgive? Well, Some Do…

2000 John W Friesen
Borealis Press.

ISBN: 978-0888872586
Most people believe in forgiveness, but they are not always willing to forgive. The question, Do people forgive? is relevant to any human relationship but forgiveness is rarely initiated without some degree of restraint and anguish. When the ingredient of Christianity is added to the query, however, forgiveness is supposed to be predictable and readily forthcoming. But is this always so? Read More »
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Even More Legends of the Elders

2005 John W Friesen and Virginia Lyons Friesen
Detselig Enterprises.

ISBN: 978-1550592801
Even More Legends of the Elders is the final volume of a collection of four Legends titles. This time, Drs. Friesen depict Native cultural legends in relation to historical events, as well as narratives that explain the natural world, thereby showing a unique point of view… Indigenous peoples are well known for being in touch with the natural world and their legends regarding how and why things are the way they are reflect this Read More »
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First Nations in the Twenty-First Century: Contemporary Educational Frontiers

2005 John W Friesen and Virginia Lyons Friesen
Detselig Enterprises.

ISBN: 978-1550592931
As the twenty-first century gets underway, happenings in Aboriginal communities are increasingly gaining the attention of Canadians. Some headway has been made in several significant areas such as constitutional status, treat-negotiation, economic development, land claims, residential school litigation, and health and welfare. Read More »
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First Nations of the Plains: Creative, Adaptable and Enduring

1999 John W Friesen
Detselig Enterprises.

ISBN: 978-1550591958
First Nations of the Plains: Creative, Adaptable and Enduring documents the experiences of the Indigenous peoples of the plains after contact with the European invaders. This cultural clash literally turned the lives of the Aboriginal Peoples of this continent upside down. Always persistent, however, the First Peoples of the Plains have proven their mettle in a myriad of ways. Read More »
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In Defense of Public Schools In North America

2001 John W Friesen and Virginia Lyons Friesen
Detselig Enterprises.

ISBN: 978-1550592245
Generally speaking, the public has great faith in the nation’s schools. People demand education for their children and for themselves, so they set up public schools systems and assign them the responsibility of opening their doors to any and all, who can profit by attendance. They even tax themselves heavily year after year to pay the continually rising costs of education. As a result, they expect their schools Read More »
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Legends of the Elders

2001 John W Friesen and Virginia Lyons Friesen
Detselig Enterprises.

ISBN: 978-1550592955
Aboriginal legends have a unique place in history. They are truly Aboriginal stories, and as such they constitute the oral literature of each particular tribal cultural configuration. Aboriginal stories are pictures of Indigenous life drawn by Native artists, showing life from their point of view. Read More »
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