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Mary Caroline Rowan

In: The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning

Chapter 25: Relating with Land/Engaging with Elders: Accessing Indigenous Knowledges in Early Childhood Education through Outdoor Encounters

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Relating with Land/Engaging with Elders: Accessing Indigenous Knowledges in Early Childhood Education through Outdoor Encounters
Relating with Land/Engaging with Elders: Accessing Indigenous Knowledges in Early Childhood Education Through Outdoor Encounters
Mary Caroline Rowan
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It was both a snowy and windy day. I worried that we would not be able to take the group of 11 four- and five-year-olds out onto the land. The centre director confirmed my concern saying, ‘Maybe it is bad, eh!’ But Elisapi Weetaluktuk, Elder-educator, said, ‘Let's go! Windy weather is perfect for branch gathering because the wind sweeps away the snow.'

We prepared to depart! Educator Elsie Kasudluak retrieved an empty box. Somebody found a broom. An ...

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