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Virginia McGowan publishes A Metaphoric Mind: Selected Writings of Joseph Couture

Dr. Virginia McGowan

As co-editor with Ruth Couture, Virginia McGowan ( MA 1978, PhD 1989) published a major work in August, 2013, that explores healing, education, and restorative justice from the point of view of a pivotal figure in some of the most significant political, social, and intellectual struggles of Aboriginal peoples in contemporary Canada.

The book is titled A Metaphoric Mind: Selected Writings of Joseph Couture, and is published by Athabasca University Press. One reviewer described the book as …one of the most important works on Indian spirituality the world will see.