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What do Canadian Aboriginal children in the Northwest Territories understand about themselves through their drawings?

Chapter


Abstract


  • At the onset of this project, our idea was to travel to the Canadian arctic to meet

    with the children there and have both the Aboriginal children and non-Aboriginal

    children draw pictures of what an Aboriginal child means to them and compare these

    drawings. Once we discussed our ideas with school principals in the regions we

    wanted to focus on, we realised that there may be an issue: in many of these regions

    there are few children who are not do not have some type of Aboriginal background

    and therefore, trying to do a comparison became a difficult task. However, we

    embarked on the journey and learned more about how Aboriginal children think

    about themselves through drawing than we could have imagined.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Blight, M. & Eady, M. (2015). What do Canadian Aboriginal children in the Northwest Territories understand about themselves through their drawings?. In J. Brown & N. F. Johnson (Eds.), Children’s images of identity: Drawing the self and the other (pp. 149-167). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9789463001236

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1752

Book Title


  • Children’s images of identity: Drawing the self and the other

Start Page


  • 149

End Page


  • 167

Place Of Publication


  • Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Abstract


  • At the onset of this project, our idea was to travel to the Canadian arctic to meet

    with the children there and have both the Aboriginal children and non-Aboriginal

    children draw pictures of what an Aboriginal child means to them and compare these

    drawings. Once we discussed our ideas with school principals in the regions we

    wanted to focus on, we realised that there may be an issue: in many of these regions

    there are few children who are not do not have some type of Aboriginal background

    and therefore, trying to do a comparison became a difficult task. However, we

    embarked on the journey and learned more about how Aboriginal children think

    about themselves through drawing than we could have imagined.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Blight, M. & Eady, M. (2015). What do Canadian Aboriginal children in the Northwest Territories understand about themselves through their drawings?. In J. Brown & N. F. Johnson (Eds.), Children’s images of identity: Drawing the self and the other (pp. 149-167). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9789463001236

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1752

Book Title


  • Children’s images of identity: Drawing the self and the other

Start Page


  • 149

End Page


  • 167

Place Of Publication


  • Rotterdam, The Netherlands