Teaching Indigenous Science at the University of Saskatchewan:
This study will report on the experience of teacher candidates in a course that advances decolonization by weaving Indigenous and Western scientific knowledges. This course explores differences, similarities, and combined possibilities of these knowledge systems through work with Elders, knowledge keepers, and scientists in online, classroom, and land-based contexts. The study will examine impacts on students’ capacity to decolonize their science teaching, as well as influences on students’ personal sense of miskasowin (Plains Cree for “finding one’s centre” or “true sense of self”), the relational identity and worldview that is common among Indigenous peoples.
Jeff Baker, Assistant Professor, Curriculum Studies, Chair in Indigenous Education, College of Education
Regan Ratt-Misponas, Research Assistant
Land Based Learning Days, 2017