Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society journal publishes new blog series exploring hip hop and decolonization

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Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society just published a series entitled “Hip Hop and Decolonization” that includes twelve essays from hip hop artists and thinkers spanning a wide range of ideas and communities. Many of the essays utilize and incorporate audio and video, including the essay from Mark V. Campbell, which has a specially recorded DJ set for his essay.

Check out the essays below!

Jasiri X – Motivation and Mission (Don’t Let Them Get Away With Murder)

SCZ – Remixing: Decolonial Strategies in Cultural Production

Kyle T. Mays – Can We Live And Be Modern? Decolonization, Indigenous Modernity, and Hip Hop

Jenell Navarro – Remixing Education: Tall Paul’s Contributions to Decolonizing the Classroom

Susan Blight – Where You’re From and Where You’re At: Place, Space and the Assertion of Nationhood in Shibastik’s “Moose River”

Frank Waln – Indigenous Hip Hop and Performance as Resurgence

Bryce Henson – Burning the Imperialist Nostalgia: The Native Urban Renaissance in North America

Mark V. Campbell – Sonic Intimacies: On DJing Better Futures

Chandni Desai – Trackin’ Settler Colonial Erasures in Palestine: Decolonizing Zionist Toponymy

Lindsay Knight (Eekwol) – Rhyming Out the Future: Reclaiming Indigenous Identity Through Hip Hop

Mahlikah Awe:ri (of the Red Slam Collective) – Right Level, Next Level: Indigenizing Hip Hop

Professor D.Us (of Dope Poets) – Hip Hop’s Origins as Organic Decolonization

in education – Autumn 2014 Special Issue: Practices of Poetic Inquiry

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in education has just published its latest issue at We invite you to review the Table of
Contents here and then visit our web site to review articles and items
of interest.
Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,
Patrick Lewis, Editor-in-Chief
Shuana Niessen, Managing Editor, in education
in education
Vol 20, No 2 (2014): Autumn 2014 Special Issue: [Practices of Poetic
Inquiry] in education Table of Contents
Editorial: Poetic Inquiry in/for/as (1-11)
   John J. Guiney Yallop,    Sean Wiebe,    Sandra L. Faulkner
Poetic Inquiry and Its Lyrical Potential for Research (12-20)
   Nilofar Shidmehr
The Radiance of the Small (21-28)
   Alexandra Fidyk,    Lorri Neilsen Glenn,    Merle Nudelman
³The Receiver No Longer Holds the Sound²: Parents, Poetry, and the
Voices We Create in the World (29-47)
   Heather McLeod,    Gisela Ruebsaat
Poetic Inquiry as Visiting:  Stories of Men  (48-58)
   Jodi Marie Latremouille
You Don¹t Know Me:  Adolescent Identity Development Through Poetry
Performance (59-77)
   Janette Michelle Hughes,    Laura Jane Morrison,    Cornelia
Ekphrastic Poetics: Fostering a Curriculum of Ecological Awareness
Through Poetic Inquiry (78-89)
   Andrejs Kulnieks,    Kelly Young
Life and Mortality: A Teacher’s Awakening (90-102)
   Carli Molnar
Liminal Lives: Navigating the Spaces Between (Poet and Scholar)
   C. L. Clarke
Synthesis: A Poetic Exploration of the Integral Model Investigating the
Interconnected Strands of Mindfulness in Our Educational Landscapes
   Kimberley Anne Holmes
Uumasuusivissuaq : Spirit and Indigenous Writing (135-146)
   Karla Jessen Williamson
Performing Embodied Pedagogy: Listening to the Small Talk of My Injured
   Lorna Louise Ramsay
The Many Paths to Sophia: Toward a Deeper Philosophical Appreciation of
Poetry (161-176)
   William A. Welton,    Daniela Elza
Book Review
A Review of  Poetic Inquiry: Vibrant Voices in the Social Sciences
   Vanessa Tse
A Review of  The Art of Poetic Inquiry  (182-184)
   Susan M Manning
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“Badger” by Daniel Justice, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture

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Seven things you didn’t know about badgers, from Daniel Justice’s new book ‘Badger’, which will be published by Reaktion Books in February 2015.

Bio – Daniel Justice

Daniel Heath Justice is a Colorado-born Canadian citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He received his B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before coming to UBC, he spent ten years as a faculty member in the Department of English at the University of Toronto, where he was also an affiliate of the Aboriginal Studies Program.

Daniel currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture. He is the author of Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History and numerous essays in the field of Indigenous literary studies, as well as co-editor of a number of critical and creative anthologies and journals, including the award-winning Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature. His Indigenous epic fantasy novel, The Way of Thorn and Thunder: The Kynship Chronicles, was released in 2011 by the University of New Mexico Press. His current and forthcoming projects include a cultural history of badgers, a new fantasy novel, a critical monograph on kinship in Indigenous writing, and, with co-editor James H. Cox, the Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature. He is delighted to be on faculty at UBC and to be learning from and contributing to its vibrant intellectual community, as well as participating fully in the important work of the First Nations Studies Program.
For more, visit Daniel’s website.

‘Dreamings’ and dreaming narratives: what’s the relationship?

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‘Dreamings’ and dreaming narratives: what’s the relationship?


Christine Nicholls

Senior Lecturer at Flinders University

Shorty Jangala Robertson, 2011, Warlpiri, ‘Ngapa Jukurrpa’ (Water Dreaming) – Pirlinyanu, 76 x 76 cm. Copyright the artist; Warlukurlangu Artists, Yuendumu.

To imagine what “Australia” was like B.C. (“Before Cook”, or before colonisation), one needs to envision the entire landmass of this island/continent and most of its surrounding islands and waters as crisscrossed by “Dreamings” (in popular parlance sometimes referred to as “Songlines”).

Each of the approximately 250 separate Australian languages had their own words for and substantial vocabularies relating to what has now become known in English almost universally as “The Dreamtime” or “The Dreaming”. These usages have now entered other world languages as global tags for Indigenous Australian religion, thereby dramatically reducing outsiders’ capacity to grasp the diversity of Australian languages and cultures… Read More.

Year of Research in Education: Share Your Research on Twitter

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Share Your Research on Twitter
The term is over! What #EdResearch books or articles will you be reading during the break? Perhaps watching some compelling documentary film? Share on Twitter using the #EdResearch and tag us @UBCEdResearch for a chance to win one of the monthly draw prizes! Don’t forget to include a link so we can check it out, too.
You can also post pictures of what it looks like to do research during the Holidays using #ThisIsResearch (don’t forget @UBCEdResearch to be entered in the draw).
Visit the YRE web site for more info:

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS – Dissertation Research Study: Early Career Teachers, Teacher Identity, and Aboriginal/Indigenous Education

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Dissertation Research Study: Early Career Teachers, Teacher Identity, and Aboriginal/Indigenous Education
This study seeks participation from early career teachers (years 1-5 of work experience) who work in a Metro Vancouver school. It aims to explore the experiences and practices of early career teachers who are participating/have participated in university-based coursework and/or extended professional development (PD) on the topic of Aboriginal/Indigenous education.
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