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Land as pedagogy & environment

"Land-based education, in resurging and sustaining Indigenous life and knowledge, acts in direct contestation to settler colonialism and its drive to eliminate Indigenous life and Indigenous claims to land." (Wildcat, MacDonald, Irlbacher-Fox & Coulthard, 2014, p. 3)

Land as pedagogy - selected books & articles

Armstrong, J. (1998).  Land Speaking. In Ortiz, S. (Ed.), Speaking for the Generations: Native Writers on Writing (pp. 175-194). Tucson: University of Arizona Press. (print)

Hele, K. (2013). The nature of empires and the empires of nature: Indigenous peoples and the Great Lakes environment. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier Press. (print)

Henry, E. (2014). A search for decolonizing place-based pedagogies: an exploration of unheard histories in Kitsilano Vancouver, B.C. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 19: 18-30.

Lowan-Trudeau, G. (2017). Protest as pedagogy: Exploring teaching and learning in Indigenous environmental movements. Journal of Environment Education, 48(2), 96-108.

McCoy, K., Tuck, E., & McKenzie, M. (eds). (2016). Land education: rethinking pedagogies of place from indigenous, postcolonial and decolonizing perspectives. New York: Routledge. (print)

Root, E. (2010). This land is our land? This land is your land: the decolonizing journeys of white outdoor environmental educators. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 15, 103-119.

Scully, A. (2012). Decolonization, reinhabitation and reconciliation: Aboriginal and place-based education. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 17: 148-158.

Semken, S. (2005). Sense of place and place-based introductory geoscience teaching of American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduates. Journal of Geoscience Education, 53(2), 149-157.

Simpson, L. (2017). As we have always done: Indigenous freedom through radical resistance. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. (print)

Simpson, L. (2002). Indigenous environmental education for cultural survival. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 7(1),13-25.

Simpson, L. B. (2014). Land as pedagogy: Nishnaabeg intelligence and rebellious transformation. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, 3(3), 1-25.

Styres, S.D. (2017). Pathways for remember and recognizing indigenous through in education: philosophies of Iethi’nihstenha Ohwenrsia’kekha (land). Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (print)

Wildcat, M., McDonald, M., Irlbacher-Fox, S., & Coulthard, G. (2014). Learning from the land: Indigenous land based pedagogy and decolonization. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, 3(4), I-XV.

Decolonizing environmental education - selected resources

University of Toronto - OSIE. (2018). Deepening Knowledge: resources for and about Aboriginal education - Environmental Studies

Bellfy, P. (ed.) (2014). Honor the Earth: Indigenous responses to environmental degradation in the Great Lakes. Michigan: Ziibi Press. (print)

Eckert, L.E., XEMTOLW_Claxton, N., Owens, C., Johnston, A., Ban, N.C. Moola, F., & Darimont, C.T. (2020). Indigenous knowledge and federal environmental assessments in Canada: applying past lessons to the 2019 impact assessment act. FACETS

Friedel. T.L. (2011). Looking for learning in all the wrong places: urban Native youths' cultured response to Western-oriented place-based learning. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 24(5): 531-546.

Gilio-Whitaker, D. (2019). As long as grass grows: the Indigenous fight for environmental justice, from colonization to Standing Rock. Boston: Beacon Press.*eng (print)

Gomez-Barris, M. (2017). The extractive zone: social ecologies and decolonial perspectives. Durham: Duke University Press. (print)

Griffiths, T., & Robin, L. (eds). (1997). Ecology and empire: environmental history of settler societies. Seattle: University of Washington Press. (print)

Grove, R. (1995). Green imperialism: colonial expansion, tropical island Edens, and the origins of environmentalism, 1600-1860. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (print)

Korteweg, L., & Russell, C. (2012). Decolonizing & indigenizing = moving environmental education towards reconciliation. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education 17: 5-14.

Kulnieks, A., Roronhiakewen, D., & Longboat, K. Y. (eds). (2013). Contemporary studies in environmental and indigenous pedagogies: a curricula of stories and place. Boston: Sense Publishers. (ebook) & (print)

McLean, S. (2013). The whiteness of green: racialization and environmental education. Canadian Geographer 57(3): 354-362.

Menzies, C. R. (ed). (2006). Traditional ecological knowledge and natural resource management. Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press. (print)

Mihesuah, D. & Hoover, E. (eds). (2019). Indigenous food sovereignty in the United States: restoring cultural knowledge, protecting environments, and regaining health. University of Oklahoma Press.*eng (print)

Norgaard, K. (2019). Salmon and acorns feed our people: colonialism, nature, and social action. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.*eng (ebook)

Nxumalo, F. (2019). Decolonizing place in early childhood education. New York: Routledge. (print)

Root, E. (2010). This land is our land? this land is your land: the decolonizing journeys of white outdoor environmental educators. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 15: 103-119.

Williams, L., & Claxton, N. (2017). Recultivating intergenerational resilience: possibilities for "Scaling DEEP" through disruptive pedagogies of decolonization and reconciliation. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education 22: 58-79.


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