Exploring Indigenous Ways of Knowing
Immerse yourself in the indigenous communities of the Great Lakes. Learn about indigenous world view, cultural practices, and unique ways of knowing with a combined course and travel experience.
How do indigenous people experience and understand the world around them? What roles do stories, music, and ceremonies play in the preservation of culture? What unique contributions does indigenous knowledge make to science and the Western worldview?
Exploring Indigenous Ways of Knowing in the Great Lakes Region (CED 400) and Exploring Indigenous Ways of Knowing among the Ojibwe (CED 401) present students with unique classroom and field opportunities to explore concepts and values distinctive to indigenous knowledge in the Great Lakes Region. Through critical readings, discussions, and participant observation, students will learn new ways to think about issues of ecology, science, and worldview.