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As we have always done : Indigenous freedom through radical resistance

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  • Summary:

    Across North America, Indigenous acts of resistance have in recent years opposed the removal of federal protections for forests and waterways in Indigenous lands, halted the expansion of tar sands extraction and the pipeline construction at Standing Rock, and demanded justice for murdered and missing Indigenous women. In As We Have Always Done, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson locates Indigenous political resurgence as a practice rooted in uniquely Indigenous theorizing, writing, organizing, and thinking. Indigenous resistance is a radical rejection of contemporary colonialism focused around refusing the dispossession of Indigenous bodies and land. Simpson makes clear that the resistance's goal can no longer be cultural resurgence as a mechanism for inclusion in a multicultural mosaic. Instead, she calls for unapologetic, place-based Indigenous alternatives to the destructive logics of the settler colonial state, including heteropatriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalist exploitation.

    • Nishnaabeg brilliance as radical resurgence theory
    • Kwe as resurgent method
    • The attempted dispossession of kwe
    • Nishnaabeg internationalism
    • Nishnaabeg anticapitalism
    • Endlessly creating our indigenous selves
    • The sovereignty of indigenous peoples' bodies
    • Indigenous queer normativity
    • Land as pedagogy
    • "I see your light": reciprocal recognition and generative refusal
    • Embodied resurgent practice and coded disruption
    • Constellations of coresistance
    • Conclusion: toward radical resurgent struggle.
    Original Publisher: Toronto, ON, ©2017, Center for Equitable Library Access
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781452956015, 1452956014, 9781452956008, 1452956006, 1517903866, 9781517903862