What is Decolonize?
Decolonize is a “cultural, psychological, and economic freedom” for Indigenous people. The goal is to achieve Indigenous sovereignty. A right for Indigenous people to practice self-determination over their land, cultures, political and economic systems.
Colonialism is a historical and ongoing global project. Settlers continue to occupy land, dictate social, political, and economic systems. As well as exploit Indigenous people and their resources.
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- -DE-colonize: Medicine Brings to the forefront indigenous medicine/science as well as medical autonomy
- -DE-colonize: Education Demands for Critical Race Theory curriculum as well as De-Centering the white historical narrative
- -DE-colonize: Economies Requires financial systems to change from racist to racial equality, an example being Circular Economies
- -DE-colonize: All Relations Critiques the imposition of compulsory monogamy, State-sanctioned one-on-one lifelong marriages and gender specific pronouns.
DEcolonize, Where can I Learn More?
A history of colonization exists all around us. This Ted Talk by by Nikki Sanchez, an Indigenous media maker, discusses what colonization looks like.
Settler colonialism is the continued occupation, exploitation, and destruction of land traditionally stewarded by Indigenous people. Genocide of Indigenous peoples is perpetuated by structures of white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, racism, and capitalism. What is decolonization, why is it important, and how can we practice it?
All My Relations Podcast Decolonizing Sex, a discussion with Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Dr. Kim Tallbear. Kim discusses her “life project” of critical polyamory, and the “Critical polyamorist 100s”.