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When we say ‘the future’: Indigenous destinies from living and learning
January 28, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ITS (International & Transcultural Studies) Workshop
Thursday, January 28, 2021, 5:00-6:00PM EST
Ligia (Licho) López López and Gioconda Coello
Title: When we say ‘the future’: Indigenous destinies from living and learning
Registration link: https://forms.gle/3GdAK1aEyfC2Q7qT8
Co-sponsored by the Department of Curriculum & Teaching
This presentation is an introduction to Indigenous Futures and Learnings Taking Place, an edited volume with contributions from Indigenous women, women of Indigenous backgrounds, Black, Red, and Brown women, and women whose scholarship is committed to Indigenous matters across spaces and times. Indigenous Futures Taking Place disrupts the common sense of “futures” in education or “knowledge for the future” by examining the multiplicity of possible destinies in coexistent experiences of living and learning. Taking place is the intention this book has to embody and world multiplicity across the landscapes that sustain life. The book contends that Indigenous perspectives open spaces for new forms of sociality and relationships with knowledge, time, and landscapes. Through Goanna walking and caring for Country; conjuring encounters between forests, humans, and the more-than-human; dreams, dream literacies, and planes of existence; the spirit realm taking place; ancestral luchas; Musquem hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ Land pedagogies; and resoluteness and gratitude for atunhetsla/the spirit within, the chapters in the collection become politicocultural and (hi)storical statements challenging the singular order of the future towards multiple encounters of all that is to come. In doing so, Indigenous Futures Taking Place offers various points of departure to (hi)story educational futures more responsive to the multiplicities of lives in what has not yet become. The work in the chapters often defies prescriptions of academic conventions, and at times occupies them to enunciate ontologies of the not yet. As people historically fabricated the “women” writers, and their scholarly production critically intervenes on time to break teleological education that births patriarchal-ized and master-ized forms of living. What emerges are presences that undiscipline education and educationalized social life breaking futures out of time.
Ligia (Licho) López López is of Abiayala and a tenured Senior Lecturer at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education-University of Melbourne, Australia. She is the author of The Making of Indigeneity, Curriculum History, and the Limits of Diversity (Routledge, 2018). Her work has appeared in Race Ethnicity and Education, British Journal of Sociology of Education, and Curriculum Inquiry.
Gioconda Coello is a doctoral candidate in the department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research is interdisciplinary and looks at the history of ideas in education and their relation to the politics of being, Indigenous, Brown and Black lives, and environmental education in Latin America and Southeast Asia. Her work has appeared in Revista Asia-America Latina.
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