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TITLEA New Skin For An Old Drum: Changing Contexts of Yukon Aboriginal Bahá'í Storytelling
AUTHOR 1Lynn Echevarria-Howe
PUBLISHED ASLynn Echevarria
DATE_THIS2008 Fall
VOLUME29
TITLE_PARENTNorthern Review
PAGE_RANGE39-62
ABSTRACTOn the construction of the religious self through the storytelling processes of Yukon Aboriginal Bahá’ís: how do people put together stories to construct their contemporary Bahá’í identity?
NOTES Mirrored from journals.sfu.ca/nr/index.php/nr/article/view/109 with Creative Commons permission.
TAGS- Christianity; - Interfaith dialogue; Canada; Cultural diversity; Dreams and visions; Indigenous people; Native Americans; Prayer; Prophecies; Sociology; Stories; Western culture; Yukon, Canada
 
CONTENT
Abstract: This article examines the construction of the religious self through the storytelling processes of Yukon Aboriginal Bahá’ís. Previous anthropological work has studied the social factors involved in the maintenance of faith amongst Aboriginal Bahá’ís. This sociological study focuses on the manner in which people put together stories to construct their contemporary Bahá’í identity. Examining recorded life histories, public stories, and archival materials, I present one perspective on how people story their religious identities in changing historical contexts.

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