Writing which reveals the truth of Indigenous motherhood: it is the ultimate weapon in destroying colonialism through the tenderness, and wildness, of Indigenous truth and love.
I used to say I lived in two worlds as an Indigenous person. The indigenous world and the white world. Until my partner challenged that notion. And I began to think differently. To say that that we live in “two worlds” is to downplay the reality that we are simply putting more energy into living … Continue reading “Walking in Two Worlds” Can Be Seen as a Colonial Idea
We all do it. Us as Indigenous peoples. We crack jokes about our trauma. We share stories that make us laugh about our impoverished childhoods. “Remember when mom used to get rank mad and would throw dishes if we weren’t listening?” “Remember that time our friends came over and looked in the cupboards and asked … Continue reading Colonial Humour about Indigenous Peoples is not “Indian” Humour
Decolonization and indigenization is the new reconciliation. And many of our people are blindly holding, and even kissing, colonialism’s hand in the process. So many of our people are willingly playing the lead role in the now colonial-skewed process of “decolonization” and “indigenization.” They are becoming the pets to the university deans, the star-pupils to … Continue reading Decolonization and Indigenization is the New Reconciliation
To be an indigenous parent in the generations before ours meant ensuring that indigenous children were raised with the weapons of safety and camouflage in order to stay in the family homefires, on the traditional homelands, and most importantly, to be kept alive. To be an indigenous parent in today’s day and age means ensuring … Continue reading The Intergenerational Resistance of Unapologetic Indigenous Parents