Place.

This week’s reading was the reading on “Learning from Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowuk Ways of Knowing”. This article discussed where students did a 10 river trip with an audio documentary.  The goal of this trip was to (a) identify, recover, and create material spaces and places that teach us how to live well in our total environments (reinhabitation); and (b) identify and change ways of thinking that injure and exploit other people and places (decolonization)Students learned about the traditional relationship with the land, or “paquataskamik” cultivated by the areas’ Indigenous peoples at Fort Albany First Nation. This is rehabilitation and decolonization happening in front of our eyes. I hope to bring in Elder’s or someone with this expertise to strive away form racial and/or change in the classroom. We all have a chance to strive for change and to improvise new and innovative ways to become better teachers.

 

 

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