A Metaphoric Mind: Selected Writings of Joseph Couture by Ruth Couture,Virginia McGowan,Lewis Cardinal

By Ruth Couture,Virginia McGowan,Lewis Cardinal

Dr. Joseph Couture (1930–2007), recognized affectionately as "Dr. Joe," stood on the centre of a few of the best political, social, and highbrow struggles of Aboriginal peoples in modern Canada. A profound philosopher and author, in addition to a proficient orator, he simply walked paths, as a revered Elder and conventional healer and as a tutorial psychologist, one of many first Aboriginal humans in Canada to obtain a PhD. His paintings challenged and remodeled long-held perspectives of Canada's Indigenous peoples, and his imaginative and prescient and management gave path to the various present fields of Aboriginal scholarship. His impression prolonged into a number of areas—education, addictions and psychological overall healthiness therapy, group improvement, restorative justice, and federal correctional programming for Aboriginal peoples.

With a foreword via Lewis Cardinal, A Metaphoric brain brings jointly for the 1st time key works chosen from between Dr. Joe's writings, released and unpublished. Spanning approximately thirty years, the essays invite us to percentage in his transformative legacy via a sequence of encounters, with Aboriginal spirituality and ancestral methods of realizing, with Elders and their teachings, with schooling and its function in politicization, self-determination, and social swap, and with the restorative method and the that means of local healing.

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