Saturday, November 06, 2010
A great new website is up and running to represent Indigenous Geographers in 'e' space. Its mission statement?
"To foster pure and applied geographic research and geographic education that involves the indigenous peoples of the world, past and present. To encourage approaches to research and teaching that empower indigenous peoples, and to help build relationships of mutual trust between communities of indigenous peoples and academic geographers."
While not wanting to be accused of biological essentialism, there are great affinities between indigenous people and the discipline of geography, ironic given the strong role geography and its maps had in colonisation. Great to see this, and we all, I'm sure, look forward to contributing and seeing it succeed.