Ecojustice Literacies, Post-Capitalist Pedagogies & Indigeneity: Spirit Whisperings From Peru
Dr. Peter Cole & Dr. Pat O’Reilly
Dept. of Curriculum & Pedagogy, UBC
Welcoming by Marny Point, xwməθkwəyə̓ m (Musqueam) Nation
Dr. Peter Cole is of St’át’imc and Celtic heritage. He is an Associate Professor, Indigenous Education, in Curriculum & Pedagogy at UBC. Peter has been Co-Advisor of a MEd in Ecojustice & Sustainability Education cohort, and Co-Director of the bi-annual Peru Summer Institute: Ecology, Technology & Indigeneity in the High Amazon of Peru. His scholarship centres on equivalency of Indigenous knowledges and practices, narrativity and orality, ecojustice and sustainability learning. For over two decades, Peter’s research has been with Indigenous communities in BC, and more recently in the High Amazon of Peru with a focus on Indigenous ecological knowings, ecojustice, ecotechnologies, and human/more-than-human intelligences and agencies.
Dr. Pat O’Riley is an Honorary Associate Professor (retired) in Curriculum & Pedagogy at UBC. She has taught at universities in Canada, Aotearoa-New Zealand and the USA. Pat’s teaching and research focus on the convergences of technologies (traditional, ecotechnologies and Indigenous), ecojustice, and post-capitalist pedagogies, including traditional and evolved Indigenous technologies. Her current research is with Kichwa-Lamista communities in the High Amazon of Peru to support them in their cultural and ecological sustainability, and their efforts to have their voices heard in the academy and beyond as counter-narratives to the predominant “progress” narratives.