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dc.contributor.advisorGuilar, Joshua
dc.contributor.authorMarshall, Tamara
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-09T22:43:00Z
dc.date.available2011-08-09T22:43:00Z
dc.date.issued2011-08-09
dc.date.submitted2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10170/448
dc.description.abstractIn addressing the necessity of cultural transmission from one generation to the next, this ethnographic study examines ways that Indigenous canoe journeys enable communication of ancestral teachings and traditions, particularly to Kw‟umut Lelum youth. The objective is to identify how experiences and interactions within Indigenous canoe journeys, specifically Tribal Journeys, can connect youth to traditions, environments, Elders, other individuals, and each other. Drawing on interviews with adults and participant observation, I consider relational themes of self and identity to explore the cultural impact on the young people as they participate in Tribal Journeys 2010 and symbolic ceremonies within it. Through qualitative inquiry and inductive reasoning, this interpretive epistemological approach includes concepts specific to the Indigenous research paradigm and uses a performative narrative to present results. Kw‟umut Lelum Child and Family Services is a society committed to the well-being of Indigenous children residing within nine Coast Salish communities on Vancouver Island. The agency focuses on family, community, and sacredness of culture as guided by the Snuw‟uy‟ulh model, which uses the teachings of the present to unite the past and future. Tribal Journeys is a significant cultural event that upholds the Snuw‟uy‟ulh principles while facilitating the communication of ancestral teachings and traditions. Keywords: Indigenous, canoe, youth, culture, tradition, Coast Salish, narrative, performen_US
dc.subjectKw'umut Lelum Child and Family Services (B.C.)en_US
dc.subjectCoast Salish Indiansen_US
dc.subjectComing of ageen_US
dc.subjectRites and ceremoniesen_US
dc.subjectCanoes and canoeingen_US
dc.subjectCultureen_US
dc.subjectBritish Columbiaen_US
dc.subjectInterviews (Research methodology)en_US
dc.subjectEthnography (Research methodology)en_US
dc.titleA tribal journey : canoes, traditions, and cultural continuityen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. in Professional Communicationen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.degree.disciplineSchool of Communication and Cultureen_US


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