Place-Based Knowing & Working with the Urban Aboriginal Community -By Fiona LaPorte

Posted by in Cedar Weaving, Elementary, Experiential, Place based, Wholistic

When brainstorming ideas with my group around activities for this topic I immediately thought of weaving cedar with words, pictures or phrases that spark conversation around Indigenous epistemology. To prepare for this activity, pre-select ideas that are central to the teaching you are engaging with and write them on strips of cedar (ie: wholism, interconnection, balance, Elders ect). Have the participants write words, phrases or pictures from their own worldview or experience that resonates with the pre-marked strips and overarching themes of the teaching. Have the students weave the strips…read more