A Sakaw Cree philosophy of education
LccE 96.2 A94 1996
LcshIndians of North America - Education
Indians of North America - Canada - Education
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AbstractAt this time, throughout native communities in northern Alberta, there is a questioning of existing schools as effective educational systems. Imposed educational systems have restricted our ability to educate our children according to our own philosophies and traditions. It is now time for native people to define their own visions of education for their communities. As native visionaries begin their processes of creating native educational systems, a diversity of models will emerge. Those who truly wish to go beyond merely replacing Canadian systems with native teachers and native curricula must give serious consideration to what is a native philosophy of education. A Sakaw Cree philosophy of education acknowledges multiple sources of knowledge (Elders, Animals, Land and the Spiritual Realm). Education comprises the crossing of knowledge and the sharing of knowledge among all beings. Sakaw Cree educational systems will support processes which acknowledge and affirm the spiritual connectedness of all that exists.
Bibliography: p. 77.