This event is organized by the Decolonization Solidarity Study Group. We are non-indigenous people (Leah Fury, Erock, Eli Mutino, Yepeth Perla Rubin, Murphy Robinson, Abbi Jaffe and Amanda Franz) who acknowledge that we live on stolen land and want to support First Nation sovereignty. For the last 1.5 years we have met once or twice a month to talk about texts we have read together. We also work to support indigenous led initiatives.
April 8, 10-12/1pm
with Amanda Franz, Abbi Jaffe, Erock, Leah Fury and others
What is decolonization? Read one or more of the selected readings and join us for facilitated small group discussions (for and by non-indigenous folks).
This event is 10am-noon. Stay until 1pm to journal, connect with others, and perhaps move what is alive in you in the studio to music.
Readings will be finalized by Feb 28th and may include:
*Earthshapers & Placemakers by Margaret M. Bruchac
*Understanding Colonizer Status by Waziyatawin
*Decolonization is not a metaphor by Eve Tuck, K. Wayne Yang
(We would like to include the perspective around ‘settlers moves to innocence’ in the discussion that day.)
*Poem: Why are white people in charge of North America? by Tad Hargrave
*Poem” graduate school first semester: so here I am writing about Indians again, by Cheryl Savageau
*Qallunology 101: A Lesson Plan for the Non-Indigenous, By Derek Rasmussen
*America is Still a Colony and the Reemergence of Native Nations by Jacqueline Keeler
“the United States is still a colony in function and form if not in name. When Americans realize this then they can truly begin to change the system by asking themselves the question: how can I be an ethical colonist?” ~Jacqueline Keeler