Contribution by Settler: A. Rogers, participant in Settler UX Research, Spring-Summer 2019 (02/28/2019) Pam Palmater is from the Mi’kmaw Nation, a member of the Eel River Bar First Nation. She is also a #lawyer with a way of cutting right to the heart of the matter, and does some media
The #Indigenization of higher education is part of reconciliation and a chance for a new relationship. However, it requires that settler educators, researchers, staff, and students of educational institutions “understand what Indigenization really means…[without being] bound by settler expectations of what it should mean”
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”
...the path to #Decolonization begins through an awareness of residential schools - the vehicles of what is widely acknowledged now as an attempted cultural genocide of first peoples by the Canadian state.
#Inuit designed the most incredible baby carrying coat for arctic conditions called #amautiq where baby goes in a pouch on the back with a large hood. They were sewn from skins traditionally. Modern materials are also used nowadays.
"Today the #MMIWG report is released.... now we have this document to underwrite officially what indigenous people have been saying forever to our closed ears, hearts and minds. These are Truths established to meet our exacting western colonizer standards and we need to deal with it."