Land As Our Teacher

Land as our Teacher (LAOT) is a 5 year research project that began in May 2019. It explores the benefits of land-based pedagogies for Indigenous youth/young people (16-29) through three main objectives: knowledge generation, mobilisation, and translation.

In partnership with community, LAOT offers land-based and online activities that provide teachings on our relationships to the land with the goal of preserving cultural heritage, strengthening Indigenous pride, pedagogies, and well-being.

This research engages with land as a model for developing culturally appropriate ways of learning in direct response to the TRC “Calls to Action” #10fl, which calls upon the government to draft new Aboriginal education legislation, specifically the development of culturally appropriate curricula.


Photo credits: Rupert Mackie, Craig Commanda, Moe Clark, Mel Lefebvre


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