Thank you for posting this. It is my perhaps over-optimistic hope that all people will recognize the need to decolonize-even if they are from settler nations whose ancestors were colonized so long ago it is told as myth instead if histiry. Colonization is a disease of the mind that destroys not onlybthe Earth and indigenous peoples who still retain a connection to their ancestral homelands but also the souls of all who live within its corrupted half-cultures based on power over, control, greed and violence. Colonization is like gangrene of the human species.
Originally Posted in Anishinabek News
Being Indigenous requires a daily struggle to resist colonization.
That was the message Dr. Jeff Corntassel brought to the 2013-2014 Speaker Series by the Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives at the University of Toronto. A recognized member of the Cherokee Nation and an Assistant Professor and Graduate Advisor for the Indigenous Governance Programs at the University of Victoria, Corntassel’s talk “Our Ways Will Continue On: Re-envisioning Indigenous Governance, Leadership and Resurgence,” challenged students to look at themselves and ask “how will your ancestors and future generations recognize you as Indigenous?”
Corntassel’s research background has focused on American Indigenous policy and how it has shifted from self-determination to “forced federalism”.
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