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ᐱᑲᐧᑕᑭᐠ ᑲᓇᐁᐧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ (Land-based Care) Activity

During this ᐱᑲᐧᑕᑭᐠ ᑲᓇᐁᐧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ (land-based care) activity, locate yourself in ᐊᐧᑯᒥᐁᐧᐃᐧᐣ (relationship) to the land. Acknowledge ᐁᐧᐡᑲᐨ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᑭᐱᔑᑲᐯᔑᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐦᑕᑭᒥᐊᐧᐠ (the ancestral lands of the Original Peoples) that continue to be dispossessed for the benefit of all settlers. Consider how you can ᐊᐦᑭᐃᐧ ᑲᓇᐁᐧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ (care for the land) which sustains you.

Open your senses and perceptions to touch a tree, listen to a bird, smell the air, notice the movement of your breath. Allow these sensations and perceptions to become a seed for reflection, creativity, and care. “The land must once again become the pedagogy.”2(footnote)

  1. Sound by Papersquare on Source (CC by 3.0)

  2. Simpson, As We Have Always Done, 160.