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A Listening Earth: Living Narratives of Saskatchewan/ Kisiskaciwani-Sipiy - TrueHeart Academic Bridging Disciplines 4 (Hardback)
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A Listening Earth: Living Narratives of Saskatchewan/ Kisiskaciwani-Sipiy - TrueHeart Academic Bridging Disciplines 4 (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 01/08/2015
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Saskatchewan, a central Canadian province, is home to multiple Earth-based narratives. Indigenous oral traditions of the First Nations and Metis peoples emerged evolved through millennia of intimate connection to the land. Since colonial contact in the 1700's, these stories have been joined, and often suppressed, by imported narratives of Western science, religion, and commerce. The intersection of these storied understandings is concretely expressed by Saskatchewan's changing geography - by an earnestly listening Earth. The name Saskatchewan, derived from the Cree/Nihewin word kisiskaciwani-sipiy, means 'swift flowing river', and refers to the river systems that cross-cut the province. Agriculture, immigration, mining and development have brought equally swift currents of change to the provincial environment, to the relationship of Saskatchewan residents to the land, and to the stories they share. A Listening Earth draws together living narrative understandings related to Saskatchewan's cultural and physical geography and geology, blending academic and nonacademic voices in a multivocal text grounded in its place.The book explores intersections of story across Saskatchewan's Indigenous, Imported, and Emergent perspectives, focusing on how narratives are 'heard' by listening local environments and how they are transmitted to future generations inheriting an era of environmental and cultural change. Key Features: combines Western, Indigenous, and Emergent perspectives explores the meetings of story across Western science, Indigenous science, industry, agriculture, and the oral and literary narrative traditions blends academic and non-academic voices focuses on how narrative understandings affect human relationships to local environments and human responses to environmental change written by an academic with both scientific and humanities experience, engaged in local communities. Readership: Earth scientists, interdisciplinary scientists, narrative theorists, cross-cultural educators, Indigenous communities, traditional land users, and all those interested in human relations to the environment and the stories we tell about our Earth.

Publisher: TrueHeart Press (Oxford)
ISBN: 9780957301733
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

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