Resurgence: Engaging with Indigenous Narratives and Cultural Expressions in and Beyond the Classroom
★ Starred selection for CCBC's Best Books Ideal for Teachers 2023!
Resurgence is an inspiring collection of contemporary Indigenous poetry, art, and narratives that guides K-12 educators in bridging existing curricula with Indigenous voices and pedagogies. In this first book in the Footbridge Series, we invite you to walk with us as we seek to:
- connect peoples and places
- link truth and reconciliation as ongoing processes
- symbolize the risk and urgency of this work for both Indigenous and settler educators
- engage tensions
- highlight the importance of balance, both of ideas and within ourselves
Through critical engagement with each contributor's work, experienced educators Christine M'Lot and Katya Adamov Ferguson support readers in connecting with Indigenous narratives and perspectives, bringing Indigenous works into the classroom, and creating more equitable and sustainable teaching practices.
In this resource, you will find:
- diverse Indigenous voices, perspectives, and art forms from a variety of nations and locations
- valuable concepts and methods that can be applied to the classroom and beyond
- practical action steps and resources for educators, parents, librarians, and administrators
Use this book as a springboard for your own learning journey or as a lively prompt for dialogue within your professional learning community.
Author: Katya Adamov Ferguson, Kc Adams
Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
Series: The Footbridge
Size: 9.80h x 6.90w x 0.90d
School Library Journal 06/01/2022 pg. 95
About the Author
M'Lot, Christine: -
Christine M'Lot (she/her/hers) is an Anishinaabe educator and curriculum developer from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has experience working with children and youth in multiple capacities including child welfare, children's disability services, and Indigenous family programming. She currently teaches high school at the University of Winnipeg Collegiate. Christine is also the co-founder of Red Rising Education, and works to create Indigenous education resources for teachers.Campbell, Nicola I.: -
Nicola Campbell is the author of Shi-shi-etko, Shin-chi's Canoe, Grandpa's Girls, and A Day with Yayah. Nleʔkepmx, Syilx, and Métis, from British Columbia, her stories weave cultural and land-based teachings that focus on respect, endurance, healing, and reciprocity.
She has been a finalist for numerous children's literary awards, and her book Shin-chi's Canoe won the 2009 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and the 2008 Governor General's Award for Illustration.Adamov Ferguson, Katya: -
Katya Adamov Ferguson is a dedicated early-years educator and a graduate student in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning studying toward her Masters of Education at the University of Manitoba. Her special research interests include teacher development, multi-modal literacies, English as an Additional Language, and Indigenous education. She works as a literacy and numeracy support teacher in the heart of Winnipeg's inner city. Katya is recognized as an artist who shares her passion for the visual and performing arts with children in extra-curricular programs.