What are some of the ways we are able to see reinhabitation and decolonization happening throughout the article?
This article was able to help me deepen my understanding of how place can impact how students are able to learn. In this article, we can see that:
- The students were able to take a trip along the river and learn about the importance of the river. They learned how the water is a very important part of the community, not only physically, but emotionally.
- The students participated in activities where they were able to learn more about the Cree language. This is allowing them to do their part in trying to save a language that had a great chance of extinction during colonization.
- The importance of storytelling was expressed many times throughout this article. It is a way for decolonization and reinhabitation to be possible. It is important for decolonization, for all voices to be heard. By listening to elders, youth, and community members, many sides of the story are being told.
- They were able to learn about their history with the land and people, and accept that it is the responsibility of the youth to help carry these traditions on.
It is very important to me that in my own teaching I acknowledge the fact that we are all treaty people. I think it is very important to educate students on our land and its history. It is also very important to allow people to tell their stories in order to help educate others. When I am a teacher, I think it would be beneficial to have a storytelling way of teaching certain subjects. It may also be beneficial for students to learn from others who come into the classroom to share their stories.