When you are gathering knowledge for community mobilization, it is important to recognize the importance of relational knowledge and accountability for your process of knowledge gathering.

Tracy Coates

Tracy Coates is a professor in Canada, who teaches about and does research with Canadian Indigenous communities.  (She is introduced more fully in the object called “What is Knowledge?”) In this video, she tells a story of taking her students and partners to a remote community, and how they were accountable to that community.


E-Portfolio: Relationality and Accountability

In your mobilization e-Portfolio, answer these questions that are attributed to the Relationality section on your form. 

  • Think about the communities you are a part of and that you work with.  How would you demonstrate accountability to them? How would you build that relationship?