Learning from Place

In the article, Learning from Place: A return to Traditional Mushkegowuk Ways of Knowing, it shows the ways of reinhibabitation, the main way is how the youth are learning about their relationship to the land. The elders, adults, and the youth would go on a ten-day trip and travel along their traditional land and water. On the trip the elders and adults educated the youth about their relationship with the land, cultural identity, traditional knowledge, and history. Introducing the traditional ways of knowing is important for the youth. Kellert (2005) stated that one’s connection to nature is important for their intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual development. The elders wanted to youth to get a sense of reclaiming the Mushkegowuk culture. There are many examples of the First Nation elders teaching the children about attempts to break the idea of colonization that has been there for many years.

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