Some examples of reinhabitation and decolonization within the article would refer back to the focus on the river trip exploring the homelands of the Mushkegowuk at Fort Albany. They were taught about the significance of land management, space, and water, as well as the history. Decolonization was seen through the rediscovery and reclamation of the traditional ways of living and culture through this place. An example of this would be the usage of their language. They explained how when youth stop using the language and the traditional knowledge, they lose their culture as well. Keeping in connection and touch with their culture is essential. Place based learning is a very important aspect of the Mushkegowuk Cree peoples. This kind of learning has a huge relation to holistic health and learning as well.
As a future physical education, english language arts, and health studies teacher, I think diverse and holistic learning is essential to success in our classrooms. I believe a huge aspect of culture and transfer of knowledge is experiential and place-based learning. Learning in various environments allows students to make meaningful connections and real-life adaptations to what they are learning. Giving them a non-traditional classroom to learn from can resonate with students in a way a classroom never could. This also allows students to learn from various people and work with others. I think this has great relation to reconciliation and the renewal of the curriculum. We need to actively create our educational programs around the notion of having students being able to see themselves in it. Having something that students cannot relate to themselves or their own lives will create a divide between what they are learning and where they should be. Placed based learning helps us to connect and feel the significance of our history and our Indigenous ways of knowing. This can also help us feel the roots that Canada has, and how we as individuals fit into these notions.