Stories from our Elders: Stories and Teachings from an Atlantic Circle of Knowledge Keepers
The book, Stories from our Elders: Stories and Teachings from an Atlantic Circle of Knowledge Keepers, was published by the AAEDIRP in response to a need to advance understanding and education of Atlantic Aboriginal customs and traditions. Elders from Maliseet, Mi’kmaw, Innu, and Inuit communities gathered and contributed narratives, pictures, and information on their respective ways of life. The book may be of special interest to those who are engaged in education and/or building capacity and understanding of Aboriginal cultures.
Fernwood is a leading academic publisher in Atlantic Canada of books on First Nations issues. Two Volumes of AAEDIRP research conducted in collaboration with our university partners were published by Fernwood in March, 2014: To purchase, please visit: http://www.fernwoodpublishing.ca
Aboriginal Measures for Economic Development explores differing perspectives on economic development in relation to the social impacts these perspectives may have on Atlantic Aboriginal communities. The tensions between best practices and wise practices are highlighted, with focus on wise practices that continue to support economic development in the context of Atlantic Aboriginal regions and communities.
Aboriginal Knowledge for Economic Development focuses on the links between language immersion, identity development, academic success, worldviews, ethics, and economic progress. The volume also presents a report on an Elder’s conference focused on Indigenous knowledge and economic development. What emerges is an understanding of the centrality of language as the foundation for not only academic success, but for strengthening connections between youth and their culture and heritage. The inclusion of Elders and traditional teachers can provide youth with a strong sense of their language and culture which may, in turn, inform traditional beliefs, values and attitudes that enhance a sense of positive identity and well-being.