environmental education, decolonization, seasons, identity, environmental racism
Querencia, where I am are strong from. Querencia, translated literally from Spanish to mean “beloved place”. It informs identity, it gives us a place of belonging in the world, and it roots us to a particular memory experienced through landscape. It is as broad as it is narrow, but it inextricably links us to a literal or metaphorical landscape we call home. Querencia is a place where we know exactly who we are. It is often a physical location, a landscape, but it may also be a movement of music, a perfect wooden chair, a lyrical linking of words in poetic form, or a person such as an elder. As humans we seek these places, consciously or not, as a form of grounding to feel safe.
Savoian, S. (2018). Querencia. Summit to Salish Sea: Inquiries and Essays, 3(1). Retrieved from https://cedar.wwu.edu/s2ss/vol3/iss1/10
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