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ERIC Number: EJ1130984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
Gateway to Understanding: Indigenous Ecological Activism and Education in Urban, Rural, and Remote Contexts
Lowan-Trudeau, Gregory
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v12 n1 p119-128 Mar 2017
This article is a response to Kassam, Avery, and Ruelle's insights as presented in this forum on rural science education. Topics considered include troubling the urban/rural divide in the context of Indigenous knowledge and expanding to include the common Canadian notion of the "remote," a designation rooted in our national colonial narrative for the mythic, typically northern, wilderness sparsely inhabited by primarily Indigenous peoples. These concepts are further considered through exploration of Indigenous and allied ecological activism in Canada and the United States related to the proposed Northern Gateway and Keystone XL pipelines. This discussion concludes with an argument for the inherent pedagogical opportunity presented by such cases for contemporary educators to engage students in consideration of wicked problems, geographically rooted cognitive diversity, and the legal, economic, ecological, and cultural underpinnings and ramifications of the current events prominent in their home communities and abroad.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States; Canada
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