Land as Relation
Teaching and Learning through Place, People, and Practices
A critical and timely collection, Land as Relation introduces readers to an intersectional approach to Indigenous space and land-based education. Indigenous and ally-partnered contributors, from elders to emerging and established scholars, share teachings and scholarship grounded in Indigenous knowledge and philosophy.
These diverse perspectives on Indigenous pedagogies are intersected with content surrounding Indigenous languages, sciences, mathematics, arts, health, and governance. Divided into three parts, this text defines the interrelatedness of global Indigenous land protectors and educators, and the significant impact of Indigenous knowledges, language, and ceremonies on the collective social, spiritual, and physical wellness of all living beings.
Land as Relation demonstrates that Indigenous resistance and renaissance is essential for learners everywhere to understand how a collective notion of land education contributes to walking in harmony and balance, not only for themselves, but for their families, the larger communities that they are a part of, and the world. This collection is an accessible and engaging core resource for undergraduate and graduate students of education, Indigenous studies, geography, and environmental studies.
- grounded in Indigenous knowledge systems and provides practical examples of how land-based pedagogies can be applied in different communities and contexts
- features contributions from noted and upcoming Indigenous and ally-partnered scholars who have been gifted access to elders and deep cultural and linguistic knowledges of Indigenous nations
- includes learning aids such as end-of-chapter discussion questions, maps, photographs, and other visual tools
“Land as Relation is a diverse handbook of stories and research as spoken through the words of Indigenous Peoples. It will be a welcome resource for those seeking to understand land based education, ecological sustainability, and arguments for the creation of land based policy through the lens of Indigenous Peoples.”
—Catherine Longboat, Assistant Professor, Department of Indigenous Educational Studies, Faculty of Education, Brock University
—Dr. Ranjan Datta, Canada Research Chair Tier II, Community Disaster Research, and Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies, Department of Humanities, Mount Royal University