I live in Pinawa, Manitoba – a small forest community in the Canadian Shield. Pinawa is located in Treaty 1 territory, traditionally inhabited by Ojibwe First Nation. An ancient culture that predates the Ojibwe left signs on this land with whom I live – signs of their deep respect for Earth as Mother. Living with sacred land has changed me. My academic work is motivated by deep concern for my grandchildren’s future on a planet with a changing climate. I study to understand how we got into this mess, how we can journey collectively toward wholeness and how we can regenerate the future.
My Learning Journey
- Bombardier scholar, doctoral student, University of Alberta 2017 – current.
- MA – Integrated Studies (Athabasca University) 2016
- B.A. (U.Manitoba) 1972; Cert.Ed. (U.Manitoba) 1974; B.Th. (CMBC) 1978.
- Applied Counseling Certificate (U.Manitoba, Continuing Education)
- Focusing & Complex Trauma Certificate (Prairie Region Centre for Focusing)
- Focusing Oriented Therapist (Focusing Institute)
Peer-Reviewed Academic Publications (selected)
- Sharing economies and Indigenous matricultures in the Land now called Canada (forthcoming Spring 2020). Canadian Woman Studies Journal special issue on The Maternalist Gift Economy: The Hidden Alternative to Patriarchy and Capitalism.
- Deconstructing necrophilia: Eco/feminist perspectives on the perversion of death and love (2019). Book chapter in Ana Isla (Ed.), Climate chaos: Ecofeminism and the land question. Inanna Publications.
- Becoming ecocentric: Transgressive learning (2018). Book chapter in L. Schultz & T. Pillay (Eds.), Global citizenship, common wealth and uncommon citizenships, pp. 191-205. Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research, University of Alberta. doi.org/10.1163/9789004383449_013
- Mnajdra: Cosmology of the sky. (2017). Journal of Integrated Studies, 9(1).
Click this link to read unpublished papers: www.ualberta.academia.edu/IreneFriesenWolfstone