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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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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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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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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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Sayings of the Elders: An Anthology of First Nations' Wisdom

1998 John W Friesen
Detselig Enterprises.

ISBN: 9781550591620
“And so I say to you, the EuroCanadians; you have discovered our land and its resources, but you have not yet discovered my people nor our teachings, nor the spiritual basis of our teachings.” –Chief John Snow, Wesley Band, Stoney Nation Read More »
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Rediscovering the First Nations of Canada

1997 John W Friesen
Detselig Enterprises.

ISBN: 978-1550591439
Rediscovering the First Nations of Canada explores the intriguing question of what might have happened if the invading Europeans of the 15th and 16th centuries had arrived with a more appreciative stance towards the ways of the First Nations. Careful note is made of cultural features, inventions and creative adaptations that could have benefited the European newcomers had they Read More »
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You Can’t Get There From Here: The Mystique of North American Plains Indians’ Culture & Philosophy

1995 John W Friesen
Kendall/Hunt.

ISBN: 978-0787211103
People are agreed that the cultural beliefs and practices of North American First Nations are unique, intriguing and different! Putting it even more strongly, the Read More »
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The Riel/Real Story: An Interpretive History of the Metis People of Canada

1994 John W Friesen
Borealis Press.

ISBN: 0-88887-182-1
The Metis people of Canada are unique. Their origins emanate from a merger of two of the nation’s founding peoples–resident First Nations and immigrant French. Their development and formation into a distinct culture is intricately linked with the role of their revered leader, Louis Riel. Read More »
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The Cultural Maze: Complex Questions on Native Destiny in Western Canada

1991 John W Friesen
Detselig Enterprises.

ISBN: 978-1550590302
Native people in Western Canada today face a myriad of complex questions in virtually every sphere of functioning–legal, economic, educational, and spiritual to name a few. This book explores the different aspects of some of the pertinent issues affecting the Native Community, with a view to clarifying the underlying challenges. Read More »
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Rose of the North

1987 John W Friesen
Borealis Press.

ISBN: 978-0888879165
Rose of the North is a novel about a young teacher, Anne Granger, who travels to a remote Native community in northwestern Canada and falls in love with a local Native man. When her family learns about Anne’s involvement, they are very upset. The book outlines the resultant clash with Anne’s conservatively religious parents, and details aspects of the educational situation in a northern Canadian Native community.
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