Generational Perspectives on Community Knowledge Transfer in Nipissing First Nation

dc.contributor.advisorMahone, James
dc.contributor.advisorVarghese, Jeji
dc.contributor.authorBlenkinsop, Lisa M.
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-08T14:09:02Z
dc.date.available2017-05-08T14:09:02Z
dc.date.copyright2017-04
dc.date.created2017-04-11
dc.date.issued2017-05-08
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Environmental Design and Rural Developmenten_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmeCapacity Development and Extensionen_US
dc.description.abstractIndigenous knowledge is the living knowledge held by a particular community that is shared with, and transformed by, each successive generation. This thesis explores historical and contemporary intergenerational knowledge transfer at Nipissing First Nation, an Anishinaabe community in Ontario, Canada, that is working to restore its community knowledge and worldview while also dealing with conflict surrounding its commercial fisheries. Elders and youth from the community were invited to participate in a community-led workshop aimed at connecting generations and creating a space for knowledge-sharing and dialogue. Drawing on the workshop discussions I explored themes that emerged, including the disruption of historical mechanisms of intergenerational knowledge transfer in the community as a direct consequence of colonization and the imposition of the Western worldview onto the community. This disruption of intergenerational knowledge transfer has disconnected contemporary children and youth from traditional relationships with the land, the Anishinaabe language, the community and their Elders.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSocial Science and Humanities Research Council
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/10407
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectIndigenous Knowledgeen_US
dc.subjectIndigenous Knowledge transferen_US
dc.subjectYouthen_US
dc.subjectEldersen_US
dc.subjectAnishinaabeen_US
dc.subjectNipissing First Nationen_US
dc.subjectfisheriesen_US
dc.subjectintergenerational knowledge transferen_US
dc.subjectcolonizationen_US
dc.subjectresource conflicten_US
dc.titleGenerational Perspectives on Community Knowledge Transfer in Nipissing First Nationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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