Exploring the relationship between the role of education and Indigenous survival, Digital Storytelling in Indigenous Education is an ethnographic exploration of how digital storytelling can be part of a broader project of decolonization of individuals, their families, and communities.
By recounting how a remote Indigenous (Métis) community were able to collectively imagine, plan and produce numerous unique digital stories representing counter-narratives to the dominant version of Canadian history, Poitras Pratt provides frameworks, approaches and strategies for the use of digital media and arts for the purpose of cultural memory, community empowerment, and mobilization. The volume provides a valuable example of how a community-based educational project can create and restore intergenerational exchanges through modern media, and covers topics such as: Introducing the Métis and their community; decolonizing education through a Métis approach to research; the ethnographic journey; and translating the work of decolonizing to education.
Digital Storytelling in Indigenous Education is the perfect resource for researchers, academics, and postgraduate students in the fields of Indigenous education, comparative education, and technology education, or those looking to explore the role of modern media in facilitating healing and decolonization in a marginalized community.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – My roots, my story, my positioning
Chapter 2 – Introducing the Métis and their story
Chapter 3 – Decolonizing education through a Métis approach to research
Chapter 4 – The ethnographic journey
Chapter 5 – Decolonizing education through story
Chapter 6 – Translating the work of decolonizing to education
Yvonne Poitras Pratt is Professor of Indigenous Education at the University of Calgary, Canada.
"Pratt (Univ. of Calgary), a Metís scholar, provides an interesting account of her doctoral dissertation journey, which she describes as an “ethnographic exploration.” She recounts the hurdles she cleared to conduct research in her home community in Alberta as she explored the use of digital media as a tool for decolonization. Summing Up: Highly recommended." - J. A. Reyhner, CHOICE Reviews