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Contemporary Studies in Environmental and Indigenous Pedagogies

A Curricula of Stories and Place

  • Andrejs Kulnieks
  • Dan Roronhiakewen Longboat
  • Kelly Young


  • This important new collection addresses the integration of environmental and indigenous pedagogies into curriculum.

  • It is divided into three parts, focusing respectively on Indigenous Knowledges, Indigenous environmental studies, and eco-justice education perspectives.

  • With contributors from universities across North America, and with topics ranging from the relationship between scientific and traditional knowledge to social action projects in the classroom, from outdoor education to an eco-feminist analysis in eco-justice pedagogy, Contemporary Studies in Environmental and Indigenous Pedagogies is an invaluable exploration of the principles and practices of environmental and indigenous pedagogies.


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
    1. Andrejs Kulnieks, Dan Roronhiakewen Longboat, Kelly Young
      Pages 1-6
  2. Principles of Environmental and Indigenous Pedagogies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Dan Roronhiakewen Longboat, Andrejs Kulnieks, Kelly Young
      Pages 9-19
    3. Thomas G. Ryan, Lisa Van Every, Verna L. McDonald, Astrid Steele
      Pages 21-48
    4. Robin W. Kimmerer, Robin W. Kimmerer
      Pages 49-76
    5. Deborah McGregor
      Pages 77-88
    6. Nicole Bell
      Pages 89-107
  3. Portraits of Environmental and Indigenous Pedagogies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Joseph Sheridan
      Pages 111-137
    3. Derek Rasmussen
      Pages 139-170
    4. Jeff Edmundson, Rebecca A. Martusewicz
      Pages 171-183
    5. John Lupinacci
      Pages 185-200
    6. James Borland
      Pages 201-221
  4. Practices of Environmental and Indigenous Pedagogies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Brigitte Evering, Dan Roronhiakewen Longboat, Dan Roronhiakewen Longboat
      Pages 241-257
    3. Rebecca A. Martusewicz
      Pages 259-272
    4. Darren Stanley
      Pages 273-284
    5. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
      Pages 285-305

About this book


Contemporary Studies in Environmental and Indigenous Pedagogies: A Curricula of Stories and Place. Our book is a compilation of the work of experienced educational researchers and practitioners, all of whom currently work in educational settings across North America. Contributors bring to this discussion, an enriched view of diverse ecological perspectives regarding when and how contemporary environmental and Indigenous curriculum figures into the experiences of curricular theories and practices. This work brings together theorists that inform a cultural ecological analysis of the environmental crisis by exploring the ways in which language informs ways of knowing and being as they outline how metaphor plays a major role in human relationships with natural and reconstructed environments. This book will be of interest to educational researchers and practitioners who will find the text important for envisioning education as an endeavour that situates learning in relation to and informed by an Indigenous Environmental Studies and Eco-justice Education frameworks. This integrated collection of theory and practice of environmental and Indigenous education is an essential tool for researchers, graduate and undergraduate students in faculties of education, environmental studies, social studies, multicultural education, curriculum theory and methods, global and comparative education, and women’s studies. Moreover, this work documents methods of developing ways of implementing Indigenous and Environmental Studies in classrooms and local communities through a framework that espouses an eco-ethical consciousness. The proposed book is unique in that it offers a wide variety of perspectives, inviting the reader to engage in a broader conversation about the multiple dimensions of the relationship between ecology, language, culture, and education in relation to the cultural roots of the environmental crisis that brings into focus the local and global commons, language and identity, and environmental justice through pedagogical approaches by faculty across North America who are actively teaching and researching in this burgeoning field.


Indigenous environmental education eco-justice pedagogy

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrejs Kulnieks
    • 1
  • Dan Roronhiakewen Longboat
    • 2
  • Kelly Young
    • 3
  1. 1.Nipissing UniversityOntarioCanada
  2. 2.Trent UniversityOntarioCanada
  3. 3.Trent UniversityOntarioCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Contemporary Studies in Environmental and Indigenous Pedagogies
  • Book Subtitle A Curricula of Stories and Place
  • Editors Andrejs Kulnieks
    Dan Roronhiakewen Longboat
    Young Young
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers 2013
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-6209-293-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 314
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Education, general
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