uSask land-based education course gives students opportunity to learn from knowledge keepers, land

August 24, 2016

A two-week course in Indigenous land-based education offered through the University of Saskatchewan brings students out of the classroom to interact with knowledge keepers and learn on the land. Educator Tasha Spillett explains that many students find the experience to be transformative, adding, “we can talk about decolonization, we can talk about Indigenization within the walls of the academy, but once our bodies are out on the land it looks and feels differently.” Peggy and Stan Wilson of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation developed the course in an effort to change the way that Indigenous knowledge and peoples are viewed by academia.