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Pathways to understanding "Wahkohtowin" as a research methodology / Kathleen O'Reilly-Scanlon, Christine Crowe, Angelina Weenie [citation] :

By: O'Reilly-Scanlon, Kathleen.
Contributor(s): Crowe, Christine | Weenie, Angelina.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticlePublisher: 2004Subject(s): Indigenous knowledge | Literacy -- Study and teaching | Research -- Methodology | Cree In: McGill Journal of Education Vol. 39, no. 1 (Winter 2004), p. 29-44Abstract: "Wahkohtowin," a Cree word meaning kinship or the state of being related, is a fundamental concept for understanding Indigenous culture and traditional beliefs (Ermine 2001). This article describes how three researchers in western Canada incorporated this concept into a research project that compared Indigenous and non-Indigenous students' memories of learning to read and write. It is argued that this concept can be used as one way of incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing within cross-cultural academic discourses and methodologies.
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"Wahkohtowin," a Cree word meaning kinship or the state of being related, is a fundamental concept for understanding Indigenous culture and traditional beliefs (Ermine 2001). This article describes how three researchers in western Canada incorporated this concept into a research project that compared Indigenous and non-Indigenous students' memories of learning to read and write. It is argued that this concept can be used as one way of incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing within cross-cultural academic discourses and methodologies.

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