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"A Community of People Worthy of the Name Community": The Engagement Practices, Wellness, and Self-Identity of Anishinaabe Young Women and Young Two-Spirit People of Eabametoong First Nation

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dc.contributor.advisor McIlwraith, Thomas
dc.contributor.advisor Levac, Leah
dc.contributor.author Kirton, Samantha
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-07T13:41:31Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-07T13:41:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2020-10
dc.date.created 2020-08-21
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10214/21324
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the relationship between engagement, well-being, and self-identity for Anishinaabe young women and young two-spirit people living in Eabametoong First Nation (EFN). Guided by Community-Based Participatory Research and Indigenous Research Methodologies, I collaborated with contributors from EFN to understand the way engagement, well-being, and self-identity are interconnected. The contributors with whom I spoke contribute to the well-being of their community, and their engagement strengthens their self-identities and becomes a part of their well-being practices. Based on my analysis of interview, participant observation, and photovoice data, I argue that the contributors’ engagement activities are equally as important for maintaining well-being and strengthening self-identity, as well-being and self-identity are for inspiring engagement. Additionally, although contributors do not always see themselves as leaders, all of those with whom I spoke are using their skills and knowledge to serve their community in a way that is characteristic of Indigenous leadership practices. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Guelph en_US
dc.rights Attribution 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ *
dc.subject Anishinaabe en_US
dc.subject young en_US
dc.subject women en_US
dc.subject two-spirit en_US
dc.subject engagement en_US
dc.subject well-being en_US
dc.subject wellness en_US
dc.subject self-identity en_US
dc.subject community en_US
dc.subject political en_US
dc.title "A Community of People Worthy of the Name Community": The Engagement Practices, Wellness, and Self-Identity of Anishinaabe Young Women and Young Two-Spirit People of Eabametoong First Nation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Public Issues Anthropology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Sociology and Anthropology en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Guelph en_US


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