Indigenous stories, identities and worldviews are all deeply rooted in the land. Land-based education is an environmental approach to learning that recognizes this connection. As Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts, Knowledge Systems and Education, Dr. Spy Dénommé-Welch aims to advance land-based education, Indigenous methods and arts-informed research.
Dénommé-Welch is developing a sound lab to conduct land-based research and engage in sound and music composition. He and his research team will then create a virtual archive (website) to document, curate and exhibit the Indigenous storyworks and land-based notation systems they produce. They will also generate land-based research, new understandings of Indigenous pedagogy, and gendered and Two-Spirit perspectives of art.