Course:Classroom Climate/5. Critical Thinking and Representation in Student Writing

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Learning Objectives

  • By the end of the session, participants will be able to...

Session Records

Facilitator Bio

Dory Nason (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley) is Anishinaabe and an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. Her areas of research include contemporary Indigenous Feminisms and related Native women’s intellectual history and literature. She is currently at work on her book manuscript, Red Feminist Voices: Native Women’s Activist Literature. At UBC, Professor Nason teaches on the subjects of Native Literature and Criticism; Indigenous Theory and Research Methods; and Writing & Representation on Indigenous topics in advanced research.

Dory joined the First Nations Studies Program in August 2008. Dory comes by way of the University of California’s Ethnic Studies Department at Berkeley. Specializing in Indigenous feminism and literature, Dory holds a joint position with the UBC Department of English. In 2013, she was awarded a prestigious Killam Teaching Prize in recognition of her contributions to teaching excellence at UBC.

Resources Recommended by the Facilitator

  • The business of fancydancing. Alexie, S. (Director). (2002).[Video/DVD] New York, NY: Wellspring Media. Ubc-elink.png
  • Alexie, S. (1996). The summer of black widows. Brooklyn, NY: Hanging Loose Press. Ubc-elink.png
  • Alexie, S. (2003). The business of fancydancing: The screenplay. Brooklyn, NY: Hanging Loose Press. Ubc-elink.png
  • Chrystos. (1995). Not vanishing. The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, 15(1), 165. Ubc-elink.png
  • Deloria, P. (1996). I-am-of-the-body, thoughts on my grandfather, culture, and sports. South Atlantic Quarterly, 95(2), 321-338. Ubc-elink.png
  • King, T. (2012). The inconvenient Indian: A curious account of native people in North America. Toronto, Canada: Doubleday Canada. (See Chapter 3) Ubc-elink.png
  • Lyons, S. R. (2000). Rhetorical sovereignty: What do American Indians want from writing? College Composition and Communication, 51(3), 447-468. Ubc-elink.png
  • Rosaldo, R. (1993). Culture & truth: The remaking of social analysis : With a new introduction. Boston, MA: Beacon Press. Ubc-elink.png
  • Simpson, L. (2001). Aboriginal peoples and knowledge: Decolonizing our processes. Canadian Journal of Native Studies, 21(1), 137-148. Ubc-elink.png
  • Smith, L. T. (1999). Decolonizing methodologies: Research and Indigenous peoples. Dunedin, New Zealand: Zed Books. (See p. 88) Ubc-elink.png
  • Tait, C. L. (2013). Resituating the ethical gaze: Government morality and the local worlds of impoverished indigenous women. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 72, 200-205. Ubc-elink.png
  • Wheeler, W. (2005). Reflections on the social relations of Indigenous oral history. In D. McNab, & U. Lischke (Eds.), Walking a tightrope: Aboriginal people and their representations (pp. 189-214). Waterloo, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. Ubc-elink.png

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