Living Indigenous Leadership

Living Indigenous Leadership : Native Narratives on Building Strong Communities

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This volume will appeal to a broad audience of scholars, students, and community leaders and offers a rich feast to anyone interested in the unique characteristics of Native leadership and research grounded in storytelling.
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20.32mm | 380g
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • English
  • 5 photos and 4 figures
  • 077482347X
  • 9780774823470
  • 639,866

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Indigenous scholars strive to produce research to improve Nativecommunities in meaningful ways. They also recognize that long-lastingchange depends on effective leadership. This collection showcasesinnovative research and leadership practices from diverse nations andtribes in Canada, the United States, and New Zealand. The contributorsuse storytelling to highlight the distinctive nature of Indigenousleadership, which finds its most powerful expression in embodiedconcepts such as land, story, ancestors, and elders. These vibrantnarratives give a voice to the wives, mothers, and grandmothers who areusing their knowledge to mend hearts and minds and to build strongcommunities.
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Table of contents

Foreword / Verna J. Kirkness

Preface / Carolyn Kenny and Tina Ngaroimata Fraser

1 Liberating Leadership Theory / Carolyn Kenny

Part 1: Leadership, Native Style

2 Learning to Lead Kokum Style: An Intergenerational Study of Eight First Nation Women / Yvonne G. McLeod

3 Elders' Teachings on Leadership: Leadership as Gift / Alannah Young Leon

4 Parental Involvement in First Nations Communities: Towards a Paradigm Shift / Evelyn Steinhauer

5 Skilay: Portrait of a Haida Artist and Leader / Carolyn Kenny (Nangx'aadasa'iid)

Part 2: Collaboration Is the Key

6 Indigenous Grandmas and the Social Justice Movement / Raquel D. Gutierrez

7 Legacy of Leadership: From Grandmother's Stories to Kapa Haka / Tina Ngaroimata Fraser

8 The Four R's of Leadership in Indigenous Language Revitalization / Stelomethet Ethel B. Gardner

9 Transformation and Indigenous Interconnections: Indigeneity, Leadership, and Higher Education / Michelle Pidgeon

10 Translating and Living Native Values in Current Business, Global, and Indigenous Contexts / Gail Cheney

11 Approaching Leadership through Culture, Story, and Relationships / Michelle Archuleta

Part 3: Healing and Perseverance

12 "We Want a Lifelong Commitment, Not Just Sweet Words": Native Visions for Educational Healing / Michelle M. Jacob

13 And So I Turn to Rita: Mi'kmaq Women, Community Action, Leadership, and Resilience / Patricia Doyle-Bedwell

14The Graceful War Dance: Engendering American Indian Traditional Knowledge and Practice in Leadership / Annette Squetimkin-Anquoe

15 Leaders Walking Backwards: Aboriginal Male Ex-Gang Members' Perspectives and Experiences / Alanaise Goodwill


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A unique contribution to the field of American Indian leadership that brings together diverse voices and perspectives, this book is not only beneficial to scholars but, importantly, it provides useful ways for non-academics to think about leadership in their own communities. -- Michael D. Wilson, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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About Carolyn Kenny

Carolyn Kenny is a professor of human development and Indigenous studies at Antioch University. Tina Ngaroimata Fraser, a Maori scholar, is an assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of Northern British Columbia where she also teaches in the School of Nursing and in the First Nations Studies program.
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