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Call# AW5 B71 M152
Title Constructions of local and pan-indian elements in contemporary Sto:lo identity.
Author McIlwraith, Thomas
Summary "This thesis investigates the concern caused to some members of the Sto:lo Nation by the increasing prevalence of Plains cultural traits and activities in the Sto:lo people's Fraser Valley territory of British Columbia. Competing presentations of Sto:lo identity are common, and the identity revealed is neither that of a traditional pst, nor one which is fully pan-Indian. I describe that which is often over-looked in the literature: the local-level dilemmas aroused by Sto:lo identity construction. To do this, I recount the opinions of three Sto:lo educators and incorporate the writings on identity, political economy, and pan-tribalism. I am particularly concerned with the competitions between what is viewed locally as traditional Sto:lo culture, and a foreign, Plains pan-native culture. Contention exists around these available identities, and as a result, some Sto:lo people are working to understand and rationalize a pan-Indian presence with a unique Sto:lo heritage." taken from the provided abstract, p. ii.
Object Name MA Thesis
Subjects Identity--Sto:lo
Pan-Indianism
Stereotypes
Pub Date 1995