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  • Writer's pictureJen Greenway

Episode 13: Decolonizing Education

Warning: This podcast episode contains details of residential schools that may be upsetting. Canada’s Indian Residential School Survivors and Family Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day at 1-866-925-4419.

In this episode of Go Smudge Yourself, Jen Green discusses residential schools and the Canadian public schools, Pierre Bourdieu (cultural theorist) and the reproduction of social inequality through education systems. She also compares Indigenous Knowledge systems with the Western Knowledge system, as well as opens up about her decision to leave university. During this discussion, she highlights what she believes needs to change in Western academia to be safer for Indigenous Peoples. Mahsi Meduh Thank You

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Links Mentioned:

Mapping the missing: Former residential school sites in Canada and the search for unmarked graves

Canadian Association of Public Schools

People Mentioned:

Pierre Bourdieu - Cultural Reproduction and Social Reproduction

Marlene Brant Castellano - Revealed Knowledge in her explanations of how Indigenous Ways of Knowing differ from Western

#decolonize #CultivatingSafeSpaces #vicarioustrauma

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