Digital Storytelling in Indigenous Education: A Decolonizing Journey for a Métis Community, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Digital Storytelling in Indigenous Education

A Decolonizing Journey for a Métis Community, 1st Edition

By Yvonne Poitras Pratt


180 pages

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Hardback: 9781138291263
pub: 2019-07-30
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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



About the Author

Yvonne Poitras Pratt is Professor of Indigenous Education at the University of Calgary, Canada.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

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Vilija Stephens: [email protected] – Editor, Australia & New Zealand

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
EDUCATION / Inclusive Education