Steven Gordon Harris Dorland

Grant Type

Post PhD Research Grant

Institutional Affiliation

Toronto, U. of

Grant number

Gr. 10071

Approve Date

April 8, 2021

Project Title

Dorland, Steven (Toronto, U. of) "Learning about Learning: A community-based approach to childhood pottery making in partnership with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation"

This project is grounded in a partnership with the Mississaugas of the Credit First nation to apply community-based archaeology in southern Ontario that focusses on learning about learning. There are two main goal of this project. First, we plan to bring together Indigenous methodologies and archaeological study to teach youths how to learn ancestral pottery making. This involves the integration of Anishinaabe ways of doing and being, centered primarily on intergenerational knowledge sharing through community stories, teachings, ceremonies, and land-based learning. Second, we will will develop capacity building for community youths that bring together Indigenous methodologies and technical skills related to material culture analysis. Youths will learn how to study childhood learning of their past ancestors and to contribute to the development of community led heritage preservation initiatives.