No matter which culture you belong to, or where on the planet you call home, each of us has an ethical responsibility to our first mother, the Earth. I would like to demonstrate what I have come to understand about relational ethics through Anishinaabe storywork and land-based knowledge systems as they may invite us to think differently about our relations to one another and the non-human world. Indigenous storywork is not merely fictional. Rather these stories exemplify our cultural teachings, understandings, and ways of living so that they may be carried through generations (Archibald, 2008).
Ineese-Nash, N. (2021). Ontologies of Welcoming: Anishinaabe Narratives of Relationality and Practices for Educators. Occasional Paper Series, 2021 (45). Retrieved from https://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2021/iss45/4