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
Contribution by Settler: A. Rogers, participant in Settler UX Research, Spring-Summer 2019 (03/20/2019) In recent months, mainstream coverage that gets into thorny internal indigenous issues has been improving. The Victoria Times-Colonist ran a surprisingly detailed and thoughtful piece on a current dispute over logging on #Saturna_Island. In this case, instead
The #case against #Idle_No_More cofounder #Sylvia_McAdam and her brother Kurtis was dismissed in yet another costly, stressful and unnecessary #legal process that pitted the assertion of #indigenous #land rights against #settler #state intransigence.
KSS describes itself as a secondary-level school with a mission to produce proud and self-sufficient Kanien’kehá:ka youth through a powerful curriculum based on Kanien’kehá:ka language, beliefs, and traditions.
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”
Contribution by Settler: K. Grant, participant in Settler UX Research, Spring-Summer 2019 (03/25/2019) Due to my work as a researcher and educator (along with my former work with E-Fry)I attended BCSTH40. On October 24, 2018 at the 2018 BC Society of Transition Housing (BCSTH) Annual Training Forum & AGM: Nevertheless
It manifests in the unfortunate necessity of Indigenous peoples (most especially those deemed knowledge holders in the community) to mentor and educate non-Indigenous researchers. It is an intellectual, emotional, and spiritual labor that takes away from directing “their energies towards their own families and community healing and resurgence”
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”