Key terms and concepts for exploring Nîhiyaw Tâpisinowin the Cree worldview

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dc.contributor.author Napoleon, Art
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-24T19:07:06Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-24T19:07:06Z
dc.date.copyright 2014 en_US
dc.date.issued 2014-12-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/5820
dc.description.abstract Through a review of literature and a qualitative inquiry of Cree language practitioners and knowledge keepers, this study explores traditional concepts related to Cree worldview specifically through the lens of nîhiyawîwin, the Cree language. Avoiding standard dictionary approaches to translations, it provides inside views and perspectives to provide broader translations of key terms related to Cree values and principles, Cree philosophy, Cree cosmology, Cree spirituality, and Cree ceremonialism. It argues the importance of providing connotative, denotative, implied meanings and etymology of key terms to broaden the understanding of nîhiyaw tâpisinowin and the need for an encyclopaedic approach to understanding these key terms. It explores the interrelatedness of nîhiyawîwin with nîhiyaw tâpisinowin and the need to recognize them both as part of a Cree holistic paradigm. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Cree worldview en_US
dc.subject Cree language en_US
dc.subject Cree spirituality en_US
dc.subject nîhiyawîwin language revitalization en_US
dc.subject Cree cosmology en_US
dc.title Key terms and concepts for exploring Nîhiyaw Tâpisinowin the Cree worldview en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Saxon, Leslie Adele
dc.degree.department Program: Indigenous Education en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0290 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0515 en_US

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