Battiste, M. (2012). Enabling the autumn seed: Toward a decolonized approach to Aboriginal knowledge, language, and education. In S.Z. Burke & P. Milewski (Eds), Schooling in transition: Readings in Canadian history of education (pp. 276-286). Toronto, Buffalo, London: University of Toronto Press.
This chapter is a reprint of a journal essay in Canadian Journal of Native Education. It optimistically examines the current Canadian events, such as the Constitution of Canada’s affirmation of Aboriginal and treaty rights and the courts that have given greater clarity to the role and responsibilities of Canada to enact Indigenous knowledges and support Aboriginal languages in the Canadian curricula. It also reveals some of the challenges and obstacles that cognitive imperialism and Eurocentrism have created and generated in racist, colonial and hegemonic educational systems that ignore their responsibilities for reconciliation with Aboriginal peoples, as well as the Aboriginal renaissance that is leading a decolonizing force for change in Canada and beyond.
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