Rethinking Intercultural Approaches to Indigeus Environmental Education and Research arose from a physical and philosophical journey that critically considered the relationship between Western, Indigeus, and other culturally rooted ecological kwledge systems and philosophies. This book shares two related studies that explored the life histories, cultural, and ecological identities and pedagogical experiences of Indigeus, n-Indigeus, and recently arrived educators and learners from across Canada. A variety of socio-ecological concepts including bricolage, metissage, Two-Eyed Seeing, and the Third Space are employed to (re-) frame discussions of historical and contemporary understandings of interpretive and Indigeus research methodologies, Metis cultures and identities, Canadian ecological identity, intercultural science and environmental education, wicked problems , contemporary disputes over land and natural resource management, and related activism.
Gregory Lowan-Trudeau, PhD is a Metis scholar and educator. He is Assistant Professor in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of First Nations Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada. Greg is the 2014 recipient of the Canadian Education Association's Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education.