Posts Tagged with: decolonization

Refuse to Live Quietly!

By Posted in - Voices Rising on March 12th, 2014 1 Comments ItEndsHere-9

“I think you’re holding back. Tell them they’re wrong and tell them why they’re wrong,” he said to me.

“Just like that?!” I asked. My voice exposing discomfort with his suggestion.

“Yeah,” he replied nonchalantly.

“I can’t do …

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In the Spirit of Our Ancestors

By Posted in - Voices Rising on March 11th, 2014 2 Comments ItEndsHere-8

The history of violence against Indigenous people is woven into the colonization of our Indigenous territories. Our bones and blood make up the fabric of “Canada”.

Through the process of âsotamâtowin, (Sacred Agreement/Treaty) and through the …

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Eyes Wide Open

By Posted in - Voices Rising on March 10th, 2014 1 Comments ItEndsHere-7

I started writing this post several times.  Started and then stopped and started again.  Delete button denial of an epidemic that seems to have no end in sight.

Staring at the blinking cursor on a still …

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Nationhood is a Verb

By Posted in - Voices Rising on November 14th, 2013 2 Comments Image credit: "Baagitchigawag Manitou (Honouring My Spirit Helpers" by Christi Belcourt

When settlers discuss the concept of Indigenous nationhood, the term ‘capacity’ often comes up, as in Indigenous peoples lack it.

There might be some recognition that we governed ourselves before contact, though rarely is any respect …

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