Within Learning from Place: A Return to Traditional Mushkegowuk Ways of Knowing we explore the critical pedagogy of place and how it is attempting to discover and create reinhabitation and decolonization. Through the bringing of generations together we can create a sharing of knowledge to help protect the cultures and traditions of First Nations peoples. The river trip that was taken helped share stories of the land and connections to the land between generations. The youth on this trip learned to understand themselves and their culture in relation to the land which is important.
As a future teacher I wish to continue to educate students on the history, present, and future of different cultures, especially those of First Nations peoples. I think it is very important to decolonize education so that it is applicable to all. As a white person I know it will be difficult for me personally to teach the cultures and traditions of the First Nations peoples. By first understanding and learning myself, I can hopefully gain an understanding and have a variety of knowledge to share with my future students.