Land Education: Implications for Academic Work

Dolores Calderon
Associate Professor, Fairhaven College, WWU


Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 4:30pm

Land education is a framework developed by Indigenous thinkers/activists to center Indigenous futures in the context of settler colonialism. In the context of education, land education is in conversation and critiques environmental education models, proposing that when we center land, waters, climate change in educational work, we acknowledge that we must center Indigenous self-determination in its fullest iteration. This talk will describe this genealogy as well as discuss the implications of land education for academic work.

For Winter Quarter 2020 Huxley College is collaborating with the Salish Sea Institute for the Huxley Speaker Series, with a focus on the Salish Sea.

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Dolores Calderon is associate professor of Youth, Society, and Justice at Western Washington University's Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies. She is from the El Paso/Juarez border region where her family (Mexican & Tigua) have lived since the 1680s. Her research interests include coloniality/settler colonialisms, land education, indigenous epistemologies, and border issues as they manifest themselves in educational contexts. Some of her research projects include examining how settler colonial ideologies manifest themselves social studies curriculum, in attitudes around Title XI American Indian programs (formerly Title VII), and teacher education.


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The Huxley Speaker Series is hosted by Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University.

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Presentations are held each Thursday at 4:30 pm in the Academic Center West (AW-204) on the WWU campus in Bellingham, WA.


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