Matsiyipaitapiiyssini : Kainai peacekeeping and peacemaking

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Crop Eared Wolf, Annabel
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2007
The purpose of this thesis is to explore and provide an understanding of Kainai peacekeeping and peacemaking within the context of the Kainai worldview, employing postcolonial Indigenous theory and a Kainai process of inquiry. Relying on the oral tradition, as articulated by Káínai elders, as a primary source, Káínai peacekeeping and peacemaking is elucidated through an interpretive approach that examines the foundational principles of the Káínai worldview, as well as Káínai values, relationships, traditions, and customs. It is demonstrated how these function in unison to effect peacekeeping and peacemaking. The results of this study further an understanding of Káínai peacekeeping and peacemaking, aboriginal justice in general and Indigenous knowledge. The results will also contribute to Káínai in the development of a contemporary peacemaking model as part of its Justice Initiative.
xi, 165 leaves ; 29 cm.
Dissertations, Academic , Kainai -- Social life and customs , Reconciliation , Indigenous peoples -- Alberta -- Social life and customs