Indigenous Storywork

Indigenous Storywork

Educating the Heart, Mind, Body, and Spirit

Book - 2008
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Jo-ann Archibald worked closely with Coast Salish Elders and storytellers, who shared both traditional and personal life-experience stories, in order to develop ways of bringing storytelling into educational contexts. Indigenous Storywork is the result of this research and it demonstrates how stories have the power to educate and heal the heart, mind, body, and spirit. It builds on the seven principles of respect, responsibility, reciprocity, reverence, holism, interrelatedness, and synergy that form a framework for understanding the characteristics of stories, appreciating the process of storytelling, establishing a receptive learning context, and engaging in holistic meaning-making.

Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2008
ISBN: 9780774814010
Branch Call Number: 398.2097011 A67i
Characteristics: xiv, 176 p. : facsim. ; 24 cm


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VPL's 2013 Storyteller in Residence, Columpa C. Bobb, is a member of the Sto:lo Nation's Seabird Island band. This collection pays tribute to her ancestral roots.

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