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Author Sioui, Georges E., 1948- author.

Title Eatenonha : native roots of modern democracy / Georges Sioui.

Publication Info. Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2019]


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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents A Road Trip in the Eastern Unites States -- Seawi: Hurons of the Rising Sun -- The Seawi of the Forty Arpents -- The Sioui Case Explained -- The Essential Thread of Canada's History -- Eatenonha: Native Roots of Modern Democracy.
Summary "Eatenonha is the Wendat word for love and respect for the Earth and Mother Nature. For many Native peoples and newcomers to North America, Canada is a motherland, an Eatenonha--a land in which all can and should feel included, valued, and celebrated. In Eatenonha Georges Sioui presents the history of a group of Wendat known as the Seawi Clan and reveals the deepest, most honoured secrets possessed by his people, by all people who are Indigenous, and by those who understand and respect Indigenous ways of thinking and living. Providing a glimpse into the lives, ideology, and work of his family and ancestors, Sioui weaves a tale of the Wendat's sparsely documented historical trajectory and his family's experiences on a reserve. Through an original retelling of the Indigenous commercial and social networks that existed in the northeast before European contact, the author explains that the Wendat Confederacy was at the geopolitical centre of a commonwealth based on peace, trade, and reciprocity. This network, he argues, was a true democracy, where all beings of all natures were equally valued and respected and where women kept their place at the centre of their families and communities. Identifying Canada's first civilizations as the originators of modern democracy, Eatenonha represents a continuing quest to heal and educate all peoples through an Indigenous way of comprehending life and the world."-- Provided by publisher.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 09, 2019).
Subject Wyandot Indians -- Canada.
Wyandot Indians. (OCoLC)fst01181755
Canada. (OCoLC)fst01204310
Indexed Term Canada
Wyandot Indians
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Sioui, Georges E., 1948- Eatenonha. Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2019 0773556397 9780773556393 (OCoLC)1089846152
ISBN 0228000467 (electronic book)
9780228000471 (electronic book)
0228000475 (electronic book)
9780228000464 (electronic book)
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