#INDG3015 Winter Term Public Site

Welcome to INDG 3015: Indigenous Ecological Ways of Knowing and the Academy (Winter Term 2021)

Welcome to the public version of the course INDG 3015: Indigenous Ecological Ways of Knowing and the Academy, running through the Winter term at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. We are building on the success of the public version of INDG2015. Every week I will upload public versions of the course materials. You are welcome to join in and read along with whatever course texts you have the capacity to access throughout the term. You are welcome to share your reflections on the materials and concepts explored in the course using the hashtag #INDG3015 on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. I am so excited to have you join us as we explore Indigenous relationships to the environment.


Week 1, January 12: Introduction to the course

1. January 12: Introduction to the course

  • Discussion of syllabus and expectations
  • Discussion of research proposal, reading reflection assignments and final essay

Week 2, January 19: Indigenous peoples, sovereignty, and the environment

• Gathering Moss, Preface; The Standing Stones; Learning to See; the Advantages of Being Small ;

Back to the Pond (pages xv to 28) OPTIONAL READINGS

  • Barker, Joanne. (2006). For Whom Sovereignty Matters. Pp. 1-32 in Sovereignty Matters Locations of Contestation and Possibility in Indigenous Struggles for Self-Determination, Edited by Joanne Barker. University of Nebraska Press.
  • Little Bear, Leroy. (undated). TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND HUMANITIES: A PERSPECTIVE BY A BLACKFOOT. http://www.sfu.ca/sfublogs-archive/departments/humanities-institute/1101_tradition- al-knowledge-and-humanities-leroy-little-bear.html

Video links:

¬ ¬Trevor Noah on British colonization of India (applicable to understanding ‘discovery’ in North America as well) [closed captions] ¬https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi7SeBI7z9A&ab_channel=ArseRaptor

Week 3, January 26: ‘Earth/Soil/Land’

  • Gathering Moss — Sexual Assymetry and the Satelite Sisters; An Affinity for Water; Binding Up the Wounds: Mosses in Ecological Succession; In the Forest of the Waterbear (p. 29-61)
    OPTIONAL READINGS

Video links for Week 3: