chapter  5
Toward a Pedagogy of the Land: The Indigenous Knowledge Instructors' Program
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A lake full of gifts where pickerel and trout swim the deep, cold waters and grow strong and big. A lake where muskrat, otter, and beaver reenact the dives of the creation story every day.1 A lake where a First Nations woman sets her nets and her traps just as her ancestors, recent and distant, have done for generations. When she traps a descendant of that first muskrat, she carefully removes the little hands and puts them gently back in the lake in honor of Muskrat’s sacrifice for creation.