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The hummingbird is all around us

I see the hummingbird everywhere. She is everywhere I turn – reminding me of this decolonizing journey and my commitments.

hummingbird #3: the feeling that I\'m the animals

Part 3

I didn’t have any cohesive images today. But juts a strong feeling that I could relate to the animals. Not jumping in and being helpful. But I do…

a hummingbird flies back and forth to the forest on fire

Back and Forth

The little hummingbird flew back and forth to the fire dropping one bead of water at a time.

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My manager was laid off suddenly, and it was quite shocking and a bit emotional. We were unsure of why this happened or if we were all going…

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Before/ After taking this Decolonizing Wellspring series. Worksheet PDF

For this activity you will need the Before/After worksheet A white gel pen A black marker pen loopy stickers Only one rule: Use at least one loopy sticker…

steeping stones and pebbles with the words the journey begins painted on them

Elder protocols

Here is an excellent PDF by the Alberta Teachers Association explaining Elder protocols (LINK)

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Put tobacco down first to request a teaching

It is appropriate to offer tobacco when asking for a song, an opening prayer, a teaching, Indigenous knowledge, or for advice. This should not replace remuneration or honoraria….

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Music playlist – I’ll be missing you –

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Music playlist – I”l fly away – Alan Jackson

Little hummingbird - Haida Art

Our co-created retelling of the Little Hummingbird


Cartoon flowers with words planted underneath. Cloud and sun over green grass.

Session #6 – What is in our garden today?

What is in our garden today?

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Think-place: now with full world map

I have expanded the “Think-place” prompt to include a map of the whole world.

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Session #5 – What’s in our garden today?

What’s in our garden today?

A map inside a box and a white box inside a green tree

Think place/ Place-thought

Attached is the Think place/Place-thought worksheet PDF Think-place “Settler people settle … Settler identities become rooted in particular places. Land … refers to something akin to “place” (p….

UN-settling lab – Garden (agenda) slides

Here are the “Decolonize First and UN-settling Lab Gardens (Agendas)” slides with permission to copy and use. LINK

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Indigenous Canada – Free 12-week course

Begins Nov 15, 2022 offered by the University of Alberta LINK About this Course. Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of…

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Decolonizing stories, pre-cognitive filters and bias

“The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” ― Muriel Rukeyser   “It is the spirit of story that moves through the world of being …” – Wilson, Breen, &…

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You carry Mother Earth within you.

“You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. In that insight of inter-being, it is possible to…

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A Locally Situated Land-based Indigenous Writing & Pedagogy Guide

Envisioning an academic writing experience that centers Indigenous epistemologies, pedagogies, and cosmologies that conceptualize relationshipto the land, while drawing upon insights into these topics from local syilx perspectives….

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Sue Big Oil – Following Hummingbird’s example

Here is one way you can do your “one drop at a time” hummingbird practice. Suing Big Oil for damages caused by fossil fuel — one person at…