In the Middle of Treaty Walking: Entangling Truth, Ethics, and the Risky Narratives of Two Settler(colonial)s
In this metalogue chapter we dive into the middle of the places we find ourselves teaching and living in the context of Truth and Reconciliation (in Canada). We ask the reader to join us on our “Treaty Walk”, where we (re)consider our ethical relationship to self, other, and the world as white settlers through dreams, stories, and dialogue. We also take along with us Michel Foucault’s concept of Parrhesia (Foucault, M., Davidson, A. I., Burchell, G. (2012). The courage of truth: the government of self and others II; Lectures at the Collège de France, 1983–1984. New York: Macmillan) on our journey into subjectivity. The goal of our messy narrative is to challenge linearity and a taken-for-granted humanist science, as well as get a sense of our ethical orientation; what we are doing right here and now, the places and faces of where we teach and live. In the process we hope to “be” where we stand and take a risk together.
KeywordsEthics Self Metalogue Treaty education Subjectivity
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