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Table of Contents for
Learn, Teach, Challenge: Approaching Indigenous Literatures, edited by Deanna Reder and Linda M. Morra


Introduction | Deanna Reder and Linda Morra

I: Position

1 Introduction | Deanna Reder

2 Iskwewak Kah’ Ki Yaw Ni Wahkomakanak: Re-membering Being to Signifying Female Relations | Janice Acoose

3 "Introduction" from How Should I Read These? Native Women Writers in Canada | Helen Hoy

4 Teaching Aboriginal Literature: The Discourse of Margins and Mainstreams | Emma LaRocque

5 "Preface" from Travelling Knowledges: Positioning the Im/Migrant Reader of Aboriginal Literatures in Canada | Renate Eigenbrod

6 Strategies for Ethical Engagement: An Open Letter Concerning Non-Native Scholars of Native Literatures | Sam McKegney

7 A Response to Sam McKegney’s "Strategies for Ethical Engagement: An Open Letter Concerning Non-Native Scholars of Native Literatures" | Robert Appleford

8 Situating Self, Culture, and Purpose in Indigenous Inquiry | Margaret Kovach

9 Final Section Response: "The lake is the people and life that come to it": Location as Critical Practice | Allison Hargreaves

II: Imagining Beyond Images and Myths

10 Introduction | Linda M. Morra

11 A Strong Race Opinion: On the Indian Girl in Modern Fiction | E. Pauline Johnson

12 Indian Love Call | Drew Hayden Taylor

13 "Introduction" and "Marketing the Imaginary Indian" from The Imaginary Indian: The Image of the Indian in Canadian Culture | Daniel Francis

14 Postindian Warriors | Gerald Vizenor

15 Postcolonial Ghost Dancing: Diagnosing European Colonialism | James (Sákéj) Youngblood Henderson

16 The Trickster Moment, Cultural Appropriation, and the Liberal Imagination | Margery Fee

17 Myth, Policy, and Health | Jo-Ann Episkenew

18 Final Section Response: Imagining beyond Images and Myths | Renae Watchman

III: Deliberating Indigenous Literary Approaches

19 Introduction | Natalie Knight

20 "Editor’s Note" from Looking at the Words of Our People: First Nations Analysis of Literature | Jeannette C. Armstrong

21 Native Literature: Seeking a Critical Centre | Kimberly M. Blaeser

22 Introduction. American Indian Literary Self-Determination | Craig S. Womack

23 "Introduction" from Towards a Native American Critical Theory | Elvira Pulitano

24 Afterword: At the Gathering Place | Lisa Brooks

25 Gdi-nweninaa: Our Sound, Our Voice | Leanne Simpson

26 Responsible and Ethical Criticisms of Indigenous Literatures | Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair

27 Final Section Response: Many Communities and the Full Humanity of Indigenous People: A Dialogue | Kristina Fagan Bidwell and Sam McKegney

IV: Contemporary Concerns

28 Introduction | Daniel Morley Johnson

29 Appropriating Guilt: Reconciliation in an Indigenous Canadian Context | Deena Rymhs

30 Moving beyond "Stock Narratives" of Murdered or Missing Indigenous | Women: Reading the Poetry and Life Writing of Sarah de Vries | Amber Dean

31 "Go Away, Water!" Kinship Criticism and the Decolonization Imperative | Daniel Heath Justice

32 Indigenous Storytelling, Truth-Telling, and Community Approaches to Reconciliation | Jeff Corntassel, Chaw-win-is, and T’lakwadzi

33 Erotica, Indigenous Style | Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

34 Doubleweaving Two-Spirit Critiques: Building Alliances Between Native and Queer Studies | Qwo-Li Driskill

35 Finding Your Voice: Cultural Resurgence and Power in Political Movement Katsisorokwas Curran Jacobs

36 Final Section Response: From haa-huu-pah to the Decolonization Imperative: Responding to Contemporary Issues Through the TRC | Laura Moss

V: Classroom Considerations

37 Introduction | Deanna Reder and Linda M. Morra

38 The Hunting and Harvesting of Inuit Literature | Keavy Martin

39 "Ought We to Teach These?": Ethical, Responsible, and Aboriginal Cultural Protocols in the Classroom | Marc André Fortin

40 Who Is the Text in This Class? Story, Archive, and Pedagogy in Indigenous Contexts | Warren Cariou

41 Teaching Indigenous Literature as Testimony: Porcupines and China Dolls and the Testimonial Imaginary | Michelle Coupal

42 "Betwixt and Between": Alternative Genres, Languages, and Indigeneity | Sarah Henzi

43 A Landless Territory?: Augmented Reality, Land, and Indigenous Storytelling in Cyberspace | David Gaertner

44 Final Section Response: Positioning Knowledges, Building Relationships, Practising Self-Reflection, Collaborating across Differences | Sophie McCall

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