Indigenous Land-Based Healing Pedagogies
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This chapter provides an Indigenous resurgence through land-based healing in was born and raised in Saanich territories that builds on work being done within education and carries with it a long-term vision and focus for Indigenous children and youth. Indigenous peoples in Canada, and around the world, had societies that developed and evolved over thousands and thousands of years—however, many, if all Indigenous people’s oral histories state that they have been present on their homelands since the time of creation. The environment and all living things were important to and inseparable from Indigenous worldviews. Indigenous peoples related to the land and were a part of a dynamic living system. The land was not something to be controlled, and transformed for monetary capital gain, it was something to be respected, as all living beings are. The environment, the land, and all living things are important, and more than that, integral to an Indigenous worldview.