An Exploration of Land as Teacher in the Context of Indigenous Science

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
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Event Contact Name: 
Stacey Pawluk
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807 766 7219
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An Exploration of Land as Teacher in the Context of Indigenous Science

It is time to shake up and expand beyond the eurocentric construct of science which currently monopolizes education. Shake-up does not mean throw out. Rather to shake-up is to arrive with innocence, to re-examine with self-honesty, and to be willing to let go of what no longer serves all of Life.

This narrative-based exploration of Land as Teacher offers a humble invitation to re-member we are the Land and to consciously trust the Heart as a place of sophisticated intelligence.

Land encompasses everything: rocks, soil, water, plant beings, birds, sky, insects, the wind, flowing processes, communication via fungi, the stars, sun, and moon, and people---all that resonates with meaning. The mixed-wood boreal forests and living shores of Gitchii Gamii (Lake Superior) continue to provide daily whole-person sustenance—mind, body, and soul. These Land communities and the natural areas at Lakehead University (Thunder Bay) play a vital role in shaping my evolving Land-inspired pedagogical praxis. I am ever grateful to the original and on-going Stewards of the Land, and to all the Wisdom-keepers who have touched my heart and expanded my mind.

Speaker: Dr. Willow Curthoys

When: October 5, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Location: Zoom 

When: Oct 5, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
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Willow's presentation