Making the Spirit Dance Within
Joe Duquette High School and an Aboriginal Community
An exploration of the success of the Joe Duquette High School in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and its commitment to aboriginal spirituality.
This book offers an in-depth study of a remarkable school for native students, the Joe Duquette High School in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
The key to the school's success is its commitment to aboriginal spirituality as a guiding principle for both curriculum and human behaviour. The sacred circle, a recognition of the inter-relatedness of all things, is the foundation of the school's philosophy. Sweet grass circles, trips to the sweat lodge, feasts, and respect for the teaching of Elders are central elements of the Duquette educational experience.
Making the Spirit Dance Within offers a model for educating native students that stands in stark contrast to the ignorance of First Nations history and culture typical of mainstream Canadian schools.
An Our Schools/Our Selves book.
About the Authors
Kathy L. Hodgson-Smith
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