Vol 3(2) – Hanna Guttorm, Lea Kantonen & Britt Kramvig – Pluriversal stories with Indigenous wor(l)ds creating paths to the other side of the mountain

Pluriversal stories with Indigenous wor(l)ds creating paths to the other side of the mountain (PDF)

Abstract:
In this article we travel through theorizing towards what we think Indigenous knowledge does, and how it works and gets presented, by using the concept of the pluriverse. As three researchers concerned with Indigenous studies, we ask how we create and share stories that bring us together in communities and become possible to be shared in the inter-existence of multiple worlds. With locally embedded pluriversal stories, which are grounded in Indigenous ontologies and Indigenous words, we seek to expand the space for different ontologies and practices to become part of the contemporary public and academic discussion. We claim that pluriversal storytelling is a way of practising knowledge together with diverse ontologies, through which the present moments and worlds are being made. It involves making words stand for the world; it is a world-making practice.

Keywords: pluriverse, storytelling, Indigenous ontologies, decolonization, writing