seeking a form


For this dissertation to do work in the world and speak to a range of audiences (Finley, 2003) with different learning styles and comfort levels with language, ideas, and ontological assumptions, I simultaneously resist and create linear explanations, and, as noted in the introduction, use different languages throughout.


This has frequently required searching for languages and forms to share understandings of an ontological position which is often spoken of more explicitly in places far from most Western institutions for formal education. Fortunately, this is changing quickly in my current work location, primarily due to the increasing presence of Aboriginal scholars, and a commitment by the provincial Ministry of Education to include Aboriginal content, perspectives, and ways of knowing in all curricula, for all students.