PIMATISIWIN: The Good Life, Global Indigenous Knowledge Systems
By: Priscilla Settee, PhD
Drawing upon her own life, scholarly work and an in-depth review of the relevant literature, Priscilla Settee delivers a perspective of what it means to be alive while, at the same time, furthering Indigenous-based struggles for decolonization, social justice and intellectual thought. Dr. Melissa Nelson (San Francisco State University) notes: “Pimatisiwin skillfully interrogates the hegemony of power and politics in higher education and offers clear case studies and tools to speak truth to power, build learning alliances, and protect indigenous knowledge for the well-being of all humanity and the Earth.”
Size: 6″ x 9″
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
1. Indigenous Knowledge: Multiple Approaches
2. Review of the Literature
3. Critical Methodology
5. Conclusion – Seven Generations and Beyond
About the Author
Priscilla Settee, PhD
Priscilla Settee, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Native Studies at the University of Saskatchewan and a member of Cumberland House Cree First Nations from northern Saskatchewan.
Pimatisiwin delivers a Mushkegowuk (Swampy Cree) perspective of what it means ‘to be alive’! The style is gripping, and the analysis serves to protect Indigenous knowledge from the widespread hegemonic discourse that has overshadowed Indigenous reality for so long. Settee furthers Indigenous-based struggles for decolonization, social justice and intellectual thought. Pimatisiwin is a great book, and it also has consciousness empowering properties that can help trigger healing effects among readers. Crucial reading for everyone interested in the Indigenous experience in Canada and throughout the globe.
John G. Hansen, PhDMember, Opaskwayak Cree First Nation
Dept. of Sociology
University of Saskatchewan
Pimatisiwin is a fascinating and unique offering to educators inside and outside of the academy and to activists globally. Priscilla Settee is a Warrior Woman with a pen who has skillfully woven together her own personal story as a Cree scholar-activist with current research by First Nations and indigenous peoples from around the world. The book outlines common struggles and provides practical solutions to indigenize the academy. Pimatisiwin skillfully interrogates the hegemony of power and politics in higher education and offers clear case studies and tools to speak truth to power, build learning alliances, and protect indigenous knowledge for the well-being of all humanity and the Earth. Settee’s “pedagogy of hope and pimatisiwin” will guide the way to indigenous liberation and help create “the good life” once again.
Melissa K. Nelson, PhDAnishinabe/Métis [Turtle Mountain Chippewa]
American Indian Studies
San Francisco State University
President of the Cultural Conservancy
Priscilla Settee provides a marvelous account of the nature and importance of Indigenous knowledge based on her own life, her scholarly work and a rich review of the literature. She presents a powerful case for the importance of Indigenous knowledge within the academy and outside.
James L. Turk, PhDExecutive Director
Canadian Association of University Teachers