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Standing on the edge of yesterday: A dilemma of oral knowledge in a West Coast family

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dc.contributor.author Chipps-Sawyer, Allis Pakki
dc.date.accessioned 2007-09-17T21:31:33Z
dc.date.available 2007-09-17T21:31:33Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007-09-17T21:31:33Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/234
dc.description.abstract ABSTRACT The Nitinaht language and traditional knowledge that was usually transmitted from the older to the younger family members is on the verge of being lost forever. As a member of a Nitinaht family, I have concentrated on finding the Elders in our family, who are spread all over Vancouver Island, in an attempt to try to find a way to preserve this invaluable knowledge and to pass it on to future generations. This information was recorded and will be presented through interactive multimedia, which allows for the transmission of oral information such as stories, photographs, interviews, family trees, history, language and anecdotes. Since modern technology and traditional knowledge seem at the opposite ends of the spectrum, the research also looked into the acceptability of this method of transmission. Much traditional knowledge is confidential, and thus is not part of the written dissertation; however, much information is included without disrespect for our beliefs as ideas for future research. The written documentation includes a history of our family, discussion of the beauty and uniqueness of the Diitidaht (Nitinaht) language, a narration of our last Puku’u basket weaver, and a description of the “Family First” interactive multimedia program. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject West Coast en_US
dc.subject Nitinaht en_US
dc.subject Kyuquot en_US
dc.subject Beecher Bay en_US
dc.subject Diitiidaht en_US
dc.subject Tradition en_US
dc.subject First Nations en_US
dc.subject history en_US
dc.subject language en_US
dc.subject ethics en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.subject ethnobotany en_US
dc.subject multimedia en_US
dc.subject interactive en_US
dc.subject education en_US
dc.subject Chipps en_US
dc.subject Short en_US
dc.subject Patterson en_US
dc.subject Sawyer en_US
dc.subject Clo-oose en_US
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Education::Curriculum planning en_US
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::History::Canada--History en_US
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Language::Linguistics en_US
dc.title Standing on the edge of yesterday: A dilemma of oral knowledge in a West Coast family en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Snively, Gloria
dc.degree.department Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction en_US
dc.degree.level Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D. en_US


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