Cultural Intersections, Pedagogical Encounters, and Ethical Disruptions

  • Ramona Shawana
  • Alana Tucker
  • Sharon Speir
Keywords: Indigenous knowledge; colonizing narratives; emancipatory inquiry


How do we counter colonized schooling narratives in places where Indigenous identities and cultural ways of knowing have been
silenced? Based on encounters with children, the authors inquire into how cultural intersections can become pedagogical with the potential to disrupt colonizing narratives and explore Indigenous ways of knowing. They discuss inquiry’s emancipatory potential: granting space to listen, explore difference, think differently, and challenge the dominant colonizing discourses about Indigenous and Black children in early childhood settings.