September 16, 2014
Thoughts on Indigeneity, Empire and Decolonization

culturite:

September 16, 2014
Decolonizing MMIW Campaigns and the Spectacle of Sexual Violence: 
Further to our post on Twitter, we are concerned about the rise of campaigns, like Spirit of Our Sisters, that position themselves as supporting and raising awareness about MMIW, but are created by photographers who themselves participate in further sexualizing young Indigenous women through media representation. 
This is both hypocritical and deeply problematic. We need to be attentive to how easily these narratives can be co-opted. Images are the currency of internet culture and we shouldn’t allow this double standard to be perpetuated without us calling image makers to account for their work—on all platforms and projects.   
Decolonize the spectacle of missing and murdered Indigenous women. 

Decolonizing MMIW Campaigns and the Spectacle of Sexual Violence:

Further to our post on Twitter, we are concerned about the rise of campaigns, like Spirit of Our Sisters, that position themselves as supporting and raising awareness about MMIW, but are created by photographers who themselves participate in further sexualizing young Indigenous women through media representation. 

This is both hypocritical and deeply problematic. We need to be attentive to how easily these narratives can be co-opted. Images are the currency of internet culture and we shouldn’t allow this double standard to be perpetuated without us calling image makers to account for their work—on all platforms and projects.   

Decolonize the spectacle of missing and murdered Indigenous women. 

September 15, 2014
"all the countries that have declared independence from the United Kingdom"

"all the countries that have declared independence from the United Kingdom"

September 15, 2014
"Decolonizing practices are the rhythms we move to, the relationships we cultivate and the forms of life we inhabit. Hip hop (culture) becomes the message and the medium by which this antidote is deployed, it is a global flow passing through spaces of marginality, growing connections and sense of belonging."

Global Flows | Communiqué (via culturite)

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Filed under: decolonize hip-hop 
September 15, 2014

Global Flows-Mixtape 1: sonic archive as decolonizing methodology

"Global Flows is a project using mixtapes to deconstruct the concept of migration studies through decolonial hip hop aesthetics."

Dope.

September 15, 2014
Decolonizing Feminism: Challenging Connections between Settler Colonialism and Heteropatriarchy by Maile Arvin, Eve Tuck, and Angie Morrill

The article explores two intertwined ideas: that the United States is a settler colonial nation-state and that settler colonialism has been and continues to be a gendered process. The article engages Native feminist theories to excavate the deep connections between settler colonialism and heteropatriarchy, highlighting five central challenges that Native feminist theories pose to gender and women’s studies.

From problematizing settler colonialism and its intersections to questioning academic participation in Indigenous dispossession, responding to these challenges requires a significant departure from how gender and women’s studies is regularly understood and taught.

Too often, the consideration of Indigenous peoples remains rooted in understanding colonialism as an historical point in time away from which our society has progressed.

Centering settler colonialism within gender and women’s studies instead exposes the still-existing structure of settler colonialism and its powerful effects on Indigenous peoples and settlers. Taking as its audience practitioners of both “whitestream” and other feminisms and writing in conversation with a long history of Native feminist theorizing, the article offers critical suggestions for the meaningful engagement of Native feminisms. Overall, it aims to persuade readers that attending to the links between heteropatriarchy and settler colonialism is intellectually and politically imperative for all peoples living within settler colonial contexts.

(Source: freelgbtqpia)

September 15, 2014

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This is the first scene out of the nine, titled Decolonization, and focuses on the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) in 1977 as it carries out a stealth attack on the Portuguese-ruled and oil-rich Cabinda province in Congo.

This footage is juxtaposed with that of white, pre-pubescent boys playing golf as African caddies follow them around carrying their clubs.”

Here, Macey reveals the reverse manner in which Fanon’s work had been received. It was not that Fanon issued a call for violence and it occurred. Violence was everywhere in Algeria, and he wrote of it as inevitable to a revolution in which he had a profound faith.

In this documentary, Olsson builds layer upon layer of images showing abject poverty, racism, over-worked people, crude guerrilla warfare countering slick European planes, places where natural resources like oil and diamonds are being unearthed with appalling living conditions for workers, and hospitals overflowing with wounded women, children and men.

In so doing, he taps into the primary violence of the coloniser, rather than of the colonised, falling definitively into the camp of thinkers who believe that Fanon was not propagating violence but merely understanding it’s effects and uses.”

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/21/-sp-frantz-fanon-documentary-concerning-violence

Thank you writtenbyapillarofsalt for the link to this review of Concerning Violence. 

A documentary about Frantz Fanon and decolonization—and narrated by Lauryn Hill? Can’t wait ‘til this is in theatres everywhere. 

#Decolonize

September 15, 2014
Look what just arrived. Black and grey in effect. #Decolonize

Look what just arrived. Black and grey in effect. #Decolonize

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September 15, 2014
Fresh out the box… #decolonize

Fresh out the box… #decolonize

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Filed under: decolonize 
September 8, 2014
"Here, then, we see the fruition of the ideological approach to Canada and First Nations that has been developing since IdleNoMore. MLI and the non-Indigenous contingent in CFNP are not in direct cahoots, but they are clearly ideological partners working toward the same goal: a new neo-liberal era of resource-driven Canadian market dominance that seeks to defuse ‘feasibility’ of resistance by including Indigenous peoples as accomplices and rewarding them."

Canadians for a New Partnership: Friends with Benefits

Aboriginal politics of recognition in action.

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