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.
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
We cannot decolonize or indigenize canada or colonial systems. And it is a lie to believe that we can decolonize and indigenize ourselves as indigenous peoples and our ways of living. Yet, this belief is so instilled within society and indigenous nations that we have made it our mission to decolonize and indigenize everything possible. … Continue reading Decolonization And Indigenization Will Not Create The Change We Need
Last summer I purchased a gift for my daughter from an indigenous artist. It was a beautiful hand-carved comb, from the west coast. “Her first treasure” I thought. I love supporting the beautiful works and art forms that our people’s hands and spirits are gifted in doing. The authenticity and originality in the beadwork, carvings, … Continue reading So, An Indigenous Artist Stole From You. Now What?