Looking Through a Critical Lens

Using only worksheets for a field trip to the museum may seem like an engaging activity, but in reality, it may hinder students’ experience. Looking at those worksheets for grades four to eight in a museum, I do not think they would be a success. The students would be so focused on finding the answers and writing it down. Doing these worksheets could lead to other problems like they would not fully understand what they are writing, not paying attention to the surroundings and would not get the

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Blog #3: A Different Donation

As the weeks are going by, I find that I am becoming a more engaged citizen. This past week I did donate, but in a different way, I donated my time. I volunteered at Caring Hearts, where I helped grieving children cope with their hardships. The whole camp was done outside where we rode horses, rock climbed and did various activities like beading a string with a prayer for each bead or making memory boxes. The camp was a success and I learned so much. I really gave back this week and I feel

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Blog #2: Treaty Person Giving Back

This week turned out a bit different than I thought it would be, but I still believe I made efforts in being an engaged citizen. I researched and contacted two foundations where I plan on donating. My overall plan for the semester is to donate at least once a week in some way. The foundations I have found are: All Nations Hope Network and The National Voice of Indigenous Woman in Canada, but my plan is much bigger than just these two foundations. The donation I will be making to All Nations Hope

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Blog #1: My Pledge

As an engaged citizen, I think it is important to consider others and to not be selfish. My pledge, is to donate more because currently, I am either selling or throwing out items. I mainly sell things because I am greedy and want to make money, although I could survive without the extra ten dollars. Secondly, I throw things out because I have no use for that item or I over buy food. Instead of filling the land fill, I need to start donating. Things like clothes, textbooks, food and more, I could

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My ESCI 302 Reflective Video

Throughout my all my blogs including my creative blogs, braid, in the middle of things and my love letter I have discovered many themes. I have realized I have such a western identity which has caused me to pin point where “wilderness” is. To add to that, my western identity or my whiteness has caused me to have many decolonizing encounters throughout this class. At just the beginning it was clear through my blogs 1 and 2 and my braid that I was trying to embody the environment already as I knew

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CJ6: Disrupting my Western Ways

I found throughout this class there were many “decolonizing encounters” but one that stuck to me was the day when we went fishing in class. It was set up so only one of us in the group knew how many fish were essentially in the pond and it was up to us individually to choose how many we were going to ‘fish’ for our make believe families. Me being greedy and all, took the most fish I could at once which was 5. By the last person in the first round the pond had ran out of fishing, meaning one

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CJ5: Females are Just as Successful and Competent as Males

My eco-identities over time have been constructed in a feminine way and I continue to challenge the way society looks upon females. The way I act, talk and approach certain stands is because of how I was brought up and inevitably, it has shaped who I am today. In M.J. Barrett’s (2005) article she challenges this idea and speaks up for females, as she takes a feminist stand point. “Discourses tell me what is possible, yet often produce versions of reality that appear incompatible” (p. 82), making

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Week Ten: Challenging the Eurocentric Way

In my own experiences there were aspects where it was oppressive and/or discriminating for other students, I cannot really say in any way did I really feel this way. One way where I found that students were feeling this way was through certain questions that were not overly open ended and in a way restricted. There were many factors to why students felt this way such as some were students who were not originally from my town. By posing a question that involves certain gender, names, places and

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CJ4: And We’re Off to Build a Fort

My eco-identities were formed as a young child and still continue to grow to this day. As a child, I was one that was always outside, ready to explore. Coming from a small town in Alberta, this was made possible. Seeing as we were young and did not have any phones, we knew it was time to go home when the street lights turned on. One place especially popped in my mind when I think of special places which was at my house, on an acreage. It brings back many memories and to say the least, it sums up

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