The Native Women’s Discussion Group included contributions from Anna Hoefnagels and Marcia Ostashewski in which they explore one of Bev’s influential articles, “Native American Contemporary Music: The Women” (2002). In particular, they examine how this piece influenced their own research on First Nations musical practices and, as is often the case with outstanding research, how it shaped their thinking about what initially might seem to be un-related musical Diasporas. By drawing examples from their own teaching settings, the authors also explain how this article became an important pedagogical tool in their own classrooms. Anna and Marcia invite readers to continue the discussion and explore how Bev’s ideas and intellectual output have shaped them as teachers, researchers and individuals.
Read the full discussion here and then return to this blog post to leave your comments.