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Land Based | Indigenous Languages | Local Knowledge | Hand on Experiences |Oral Knowledge | Interactive | Relationality

This 3-day, 2-night Land Based Immersion Workshop will introduce pre-service to the faculty and staff members of TRU to develop an in-depth understanding of land-based learning that are based on respect, responsibility, reciprocity, and relationality and how these differ from Western views of teaching and learning.

Land-based learning provides benefits such as building community connectedness and resilience, improving mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness, advancing reconciliation by decolonizing educational institutions, and improving understanding of land, territory, and language of Indigenous peoples. Participants will learn about the significance of the land, including its uses and history, contribute to generating an awareness and understanding for protecting and caring for the land and the value of the land to Indigenous People’s.

Why an Indigenous Land Based Project?

  • Global need for all community members to learn about the state of the planet
  • Faculty/Staff personally develop/foster a connection to the land and its teachings
  • Faculty/Staff gain an awareness of the Indigenous cultures
  • Create culturally respectful and inclusive learning spaces that are hands on and engaging
  • Honors TRC
  • Provides up-to-date content and curriculum
  • Supports the revitalization process of Indigenous Languages

Components of Land Based Education

  • Outdoor Teaching and Learning
  • Indigenous Local Culture (languages, songs, oral stories, traditional practices, plant knowledge, etc.,)
  • Inclusionary (ecological, Indigenous) teaching practices
  • Experiential land-based activities
  • Personal learning and connection to the land


Facilitator:  Laura Grizzlypaws

Monday, May 30, 2022
All Day Event
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
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Laura Grizzlypaws
Teresa Dickmeyer