Four Winds, Colonialism, and Educative Practice: The Deconstructive Perspective of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Paul Kolenick

Abstract


This essay draws upon the Four Directions of the Indigenous Medicine Wheel in an investigation of colonialism and its implications for educative and academic practice.  The deconstructive perspective of Gayatri Spivak is highlighted through an examination of the educative practice of the academy in relationship with Indigenous peoples and communities. 

Keywords


Indigenous education, colonialism, deconstruction, educative and academic practice

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