A Metaphorical Canoe Trip to Decolonization: Dance Your Dance on the Journey to Place

By Lesley Dawn Schatz Miciak.

Published by The International Journal of Community Diversity

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This paper attempts to show by quotations, paraphrasing, paintings, poetry, and examples that positive change is coming. By re-educating our education systems, educators, and communities, we will renew Place in the world. On this journey we pack our canoes well, starting with these three bundles: knowledge of Place (relearning Aboriginal Language and Culture), knowledge of Space (Ethical Space where we engage and respect one another’s knowledge and life force), and knowledge of Time (we don’t have much time left to initiate the space in the ethical engagement).

Keywords: Ethical Space, Engagement, Time, Space between the Events of Ethical Space, Dreaming, Realization of Place, Voice, Metaphorical Canoe Trip, Colonization, Decolonization, Aboriginal Language and Culture, Land-based Learning

The International Journal of Community Diversity, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp.11-24. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 671.030KB).

Lesley Dawn Schatz Miciak

Master Student, Education Foundations, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Westerose, Alberta, Canada