Canadian Ethnography Series, Volume 3: Ta'n teli-ktlamsi Tasit (Ways of Believing): Mi'kmaw Religion in Eskasoni, Nova Scotia, 1st edition
Published by Pearson Canada (October 1st 2004) - Copyright © 2005
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Volume 3 of the Canadian Ethnography series emphasizes the role of religion as it pertains to constructing Mi’kmaw identity, primarily because religious and spiritual views help shape subjectivity and the social environment. Within Mi’kmaw society and culture, specific religious orientations and respective ideologies and expressions both shape and are shaped by personal and social identities. The reciprocal nature of this relationship between religious affiliation(s) and individual and collective identities is evident in the varied perceptions of culture, spirituality and religion found within the Mi’kmaw society.
Table of contents
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: The Mi’kmaq: An Ethnohistorical Overview
Chapter Three: “Ta’n Ninen Telo’ltiek” (“The Way We Are”): Mi’kmaw Lifeworlds
Chapter Four: Alasutmuo’kuomk (“At The Wigwam Where We Pray”): The Church
Chapter Five: Se’tta’newimk: The Mi’kmaw Annual Pilgrimage to Potlotek
Chapter Six: “We Are Born To Die”: Death, Illness And Grieving In Eskasoni
Chapter Seven: Mi’kmaw Religion and Identity
Chapter Eight: Conclusions
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