BLMS Graphic Arts: Two Eyed Seeing for Reconciliation

Posted: June 7, 2017

Katherine Halas-Moulton has been intrigued by the idea of two-eyed seeing as proposed by Albert Marshall as a way forward with reconciliation. Her Graphic Arts students created this piece of art to demonstrate that concept. From the Environmental Science curriculum: "Etuaptmumk is the Mi'kmaq word for Two-Eyed Seeing introduced by a Mi'kmaq Elder from Eskasoni First Nation, Albert Marshall. It refers to learning to see with one eye the strengths of Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing, and with the other eye the strengths of western knowledges and ways of knowing, and to learn to use both eyes together to gain a clearer understanding of the world. A Two-Eyed Seeing approach is one way to integrate, and develop a greater understanding of, and appreciation for Indigenous worldviews in our classrooms. It is also a way to offer First Nations students more opportunities to succeed in the dominant culture without compromising their own culture. "