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"The Story Must Be Told As It Is": Colonial Spiritual Self-Identification and Resistance in Leslie Marmon Silko and Luci Tapahonso


Abstract This thesis will examine the novels and poetry of Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna) and Luci Tapahonso (Navajo), exploring how they are working to maintain, control, protect and develop their spiritual Indigenous identities. I link their literary work to Article 31.1, from the United Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), which states that “Indigenous people have the right to maintain, control, and protect and develop their cultural heritage, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions, as well as the manifestations of their sciences, technologies, and cultures, including human and genetic resources, seeds, medicines, knowledge of the properties of fauna and flora, oral traditions, literatures, designs, sports a... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Wauneka, Devennie (Author) / Adamson, Joni (Advisor) / Broglio, Ronald (Committee member) / Free, Melissa (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Native American studies / Literature
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 90 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis English 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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