chapter  1
Literacies of Land
Decolonizing Narratives, Storying, and Literature
BySandra Styres
Pages 14

Using First Voices in culturally aligned and place-conscious texts, stories, oral traditions, and symbolically rich themes that support literacies of Land as living and emergent, I explore the ways these literacies can inform decolonizing frameworks and the importance of understanding and acknowledging place in literacy education. Literacies of Land refer to the ways Land communicates to us and the complexities and challenges of articulating the experiences of self-in-relationship to Land. I illustrate the ways Literacies of Land open opportunities for decolonizing praxis that trouble and disrupt colonial myths and stereotypical representations embedded in normalizing and hegemonic discourses, as well as liberate critical thought.