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ERIC Number: EJ1016215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1918-5979
Learning from Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowuk Ways of Knowing
Restoule, Jean-Paul; Gruner, Sheila; Metatawabin, Edmund
Canadian Journal of Education, v36 n2 p68-86 2013
This paper details a research project dedicated to honouring Mushkegowuk Cree concepts of land, environment and life in Fort Albany First Nation. Community youth interviewed local Elders to produce an audio documentary about the relations of the people to their traditional territory. These interactions evolved into a 10-day river trip with youth, adult and elder participants traveling together on their traditional waters and lands learning about the meaning of paquataskamik, the Cree word used for traditional territory, all of the environment, nature, and everything it contains. Bringing generations of community members together on the land led to reclamation of culture and indigenous knowledge and built greater community resistance to external forms of economic exploitation and development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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