Land as pedagogy: Nishnaabeg intelligence and rebellious transformation

A resurgence of Indigenous political cultures, governances and nation-building requires generations of Indigenous peoples to grow up intimately and strongly connected to our homelands, immersed in our languages and spiritualities, and embodying our traditions of agency, leadership, decision-making and diplomacy. This requires a radical break from state education systems – systems that are primarily designed to produce communities of individuals willing to uphold settler colonialism. This paper uses Nishnaabeg stories to advocate for a reclamation of land as pedagogy, both as process and context for Nishnaabeg intelligence, in order to nurture a generation of Indigenous peoples that have the skills, knowledge and values to rebuild our nation according to the word views and values of Nishnaabeg culture.

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One response to “Land as pedagogy: Nishnaabeg intelligence and rebellious transformation

  1. Reblogged this on nicciattfield and commented:
    A lovely article which describes story (stored knowledge) as a way of learning, connecting and relating with the land and with community.

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