Nurses Learning Our Way, From the Land, With the People
A Collaborative Experience
Keywords:Immersioni Learning, Indigenous Research Methodology, Nursing Curriculum, Transformational Learning, Cultural Safety
The story of land-based immersion learning for nursing students in remote First Nations communities is told through the stories of ten authors. We represent a collaboration between First Nations Knowledge Keepers, nursing students, and nursing faculty. Our inquiry draws on Indigenous knowledge paradigms and research methodologies. Currently in the preliminary stages of gathering our findings, we are learning how transformation happens through culturally safe relationships and ethical learning spaces. We are learning that inquiry requires commitment, authenticity, and a respect for differences. Most importantly, we are learning that nurses need to uncover ingrained and colonized assumptions in order to imagine new possibilities for learning and inquiring with Indigenous people and communities.
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