A Metaphoric Mind: Selected Writings of Joseph Couture by Lewis CardinalA Metaphoric Mind: Selected Writings of Joseph Couture by Lewis Cardinal

A Metaphoric Mind: Selected Writings of Joseph Couture

Foreword byLewis CardinalEditorRuth Couture, Virginia McGowan

Paperback | July 15, 2013

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Dr. Joseph Couture (1930–2007), known affectionately as"Dr. Joe," stood at the centre of some of the greatestpolitical, social, and intellectual struggles of Aboriginal peoples incontemporary Canada. A respected thinker and writer, as well as agifted orator, he easily walked two paths, as a respected Elder andtraditional healer and as an educational psychologist, one of the firstAboriginal people in Canada to receive a PhD. His work challenged andtransformed long-held views of Canada's Indigenous peoples, and hisvision and leadership gave direction to many of the current fields ofAboriginal scholarship. His influence extended into numerousareas—education, addictions and mental health treatment,community development, restorative justice, and federal correctionalprogramming for Aboriginal peoples.


With a foreword by Lewis Cardinal, A MetaphoricMind brings together for the first time key works selected fromamong Dr. Joe's writings, published and unpublished. Spanningnearly thirty years, the essays invite us to share in histransformative legacy through a series of encounters, with Aboriginalspirituality and ancestral ways of knowing, with Elders and theirteachings, with education and its role in politicization,self-determination, and social change, and with the restorative processand the meaning of Native healing.


Ruth Couture is a qualitative researcher with extensive experience in marketing research and participatory holistic research. She has authored research reports for the Mistissini Cree and, with Dr. Joseph Couture, for the University of Saskatchewan’s Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre and the Aboriginal Peoples’ Collecti...
Title:A Metaphoric Mind: Selected Writings of Joseph CoutureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 9 × 6.06 × 0.8 inPublished:July 15, 2013Publisher:Athabasca University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926836529

ISBN - 13:9781926836522


Table of Contents

Foreword Preface Acknowledgments

ONE Personal Encounter and Ancestral Ways of Knowing Introduction 1. Indian Spirituality: A Personal Experience2. Native and Non-Native Encounter: A Personal Experience 3. Natives and the Earth

TWO Encountering Elders Introduction 4. Next Time, Try an Elder! 5. The Role of Native Elders: Emergent Issues 6. Explorations in Native Knowing

THREE Education as Encounter Introduction 7. Native Training and Political Change: A Personal Reflection 8. Native Studies and the Academy 9. What Is Fundamental to Native Education? Some Thoughts on the Relationship Between Thinking, Feeling and Learning

FOUR Restorative Justice as Encounter Introduction 10. Aboriginal Healing Programs and Plans: Basic Teachings, Concepts, and Core Values for Restorative Justice 11. Aboriginal Behavioural Trauma: Towards a Taxonomy 12. A Window on Traditional Healer Activity: Elements of Healing

FIVE Cornerstone Teachings Introduction On Women and the Woman’s Circle Excerpts from "Dialogues Between Western and Indigenous Scientists" Recidivism and the Need for Community-Based Healing Where Are the Stories? Comments from the Fourth Little Red River Workshop

"My Friend Joe"

Bibliography of Joseph Couture’s Works Publication Acknowledgments