Behaviour, way of conducting oneself.
First Peoples Ways

First Peoples Ways are the Ways that they lived day to day for over 10,000 years before contact with European Settlers. For example, Smudging is common among many First Nations and is used for purification and prayer.

Don’t rush, don’t stereotype, go there…

CBC journalist #Angela_Sterritt shares some valuable and yet simple insights into how to do #journalism that does #justice to #indigenous peoples

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“Decolonization is Not the Endgame, It is the Next Now”

One of my favourite pieces in this book is by Eve Tuck titled “Losing Patience for the Task of Convincing Settlers to Pay Attention to Indigenous Ideas”. Tuck reminds us that #decolonization is not a metaphor that can be delinked from “the #rematriation of Indigenous #land and life”

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Unsettled by Arthur Manuel

they’d done enough Marx to get Art’s dialectic of #colonialism as dispossession, dependency and oppression. His clearest message, that Canada had taken 99.8% of the land.

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Dearest Canada: A Letter from your Daughter

There was a time when I diligently abided by your #narrative: that I was lucky to be out of my primitive culture, with its promiscuous women and violent men, its rampant substance abuse and perpetual poverty.

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A Conversation with Myself as a Canadian

“Not a single Canadian has ever approached me to say: Why are there so many injustices committed against Indigenous peoples or Why is there not a strong movement for support justice and sovereignty for Indigenous people’s sovereignty movement in Canada?”

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Building Bridges: A Transformative Learning Experience

Some of the teachings I am working through today include: 1. do your own healing & then #walk along side others to help them find their resilience (as an approach to trauma and culturally informed counselling but, still has lessons for those looking to work in #allyship )

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Some hard truths

sharing the words of #Taiaiake Alfred, who is pretty clear on what #settlers need to do if we don’t want to participate in #recolonization instead of #reconciliation.

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Going Fourth: George Manuel Thought in Mexico City

The further I delve into the experiences of Latin America, I find struggles over land, fights with multinationals, environmental desecration, court battles. Every indigenous community and group, wherever it is, has issues with the state, and terms like indigenous and state flatten out the differences, so I am wary here

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Preserving Language

Recently, the #Syilx nation has started a campaign called #WElovelanguage, in an effort to educate and preserve the #nsyilxcen language. This campaign is open for all to learn, and given that language and culture inform each other…

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Dr Lynn Gehl’s Ally Bill

“In order to have reconciliation and decolonization, settlers need to be engaged. It’s our responsibility to contribute, as #community members and partners going forward.”

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