List some of the ways that you see reinhabitation and decolonization happening throughout the narrative.
- The ten day river trip brought younger and older generations together to the land.
- It was an opportunity to re-introduce the traditional ways of knowing to the youth.
- In the research there was an advisory group was formed with members of local community (band office, health center, education authority, the high school, elders and youth groups) to ensure that ethical issues and choices would be informed and tracked by local people themselves and the project would develop with continued community involvement.
- The river has historical and cultural importance.
How might you adapt these ideas towards considering place in your own subject areas and teaching?
As a future teacher in a diverse society it is important to recognize the land we live on and the history that is instilled in it. Every day is an opportunity to gain new perspective and explore other ways of living. In the classroom I hope to challenge my students understanding of how they view the world and the people in it. When introducing the conversation it is important to have proper information and to include or reference the members from that community.
Restoule et al (2013) Learning From Place