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dc.contributor.advisorMarken, Ronald N. G.en_US
dc.creatorMcConney, Denise Suzanneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-27T10:46:17Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T05:07:03Z
dc.date.available2009-10-27T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T05:07:03Z
dc.date.created2006-04en_US
dc.date.issued2006-04en_US
dc.date.submittedApril 2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-10272008-104617en_US
dc.description.abstract"Dance Your Style": Towards Understanding Some of the Cultural Significances of Pow Wow References in First Nations' Literatures References to pow wows, pow wow dancers, and pow wow songs abound in First Nations' literatures. This dissertation proposes attending, observing and listening at pow wows - an aural principal and strategy - in order to learn from First Nations' people what these references may mean. Pow wows are a widespread First Nations' cultural activity, with ceremonial aspects, and one that is open to all. Pow wows therefore provide an ethically appropriate way for literary critics to come to some understandings of these references and settings in First Nations' literatures. It is also possible to learn about traditional values and principles that have significance beyond pow wow. The histories of and the histories in pow wow are both important in this study. This framework is used to explicate Susan Power's The Grass Dancer, Drew Hayden Taylor's Education is Our Right, Tomson Highway's Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, Joy Harjo's "Strange Fruit," Beth Cuthand's "Post-Oka Kinda Woman," Louise Halfe's "Ghost Dance, Patricia Monture-Angus' "ohkwa:ri ta:re tenhanonniahkwe and Annharte's "Saskatchewan Indians Were Dancing."en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.title"Dance your style!" : towards understanding some of the cultural significances of pow wow references in First Nations' literaturesen_US
thesis.degree.departmentEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)en_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMonture, Patriciaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJames-Cavan, Kathleenen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFagan, Kristinaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCarlson, Keith Thoren_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWomack, Craigen_US


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