Masks Off: Treaties, Rights, & Their Ideological Function

I woke up a few days ago to the news that sites within Miꞌkmaꞌki were burning.  My kin in Wāpanahkēw have been under siege by white, settler-colonial forces who have engaged in blatant and open acts of anti-Native violence for several days, and this news from the East is just the latest in a line…

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Colonial Holidays & the Myths We Celebrate

This was written last year. Hence the 2019 dates referenced. It’s a part of something longer that I wrote and finished last year. It’s also written with the canadian instance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day in mind, however the same arguments around the neutralization of Native struggle and the colonial processes of “reconciliation” and “recognition” apply…

“Whose Land?”: Performative Practice and the Analytics of Territory

Property in the forms of leases, jurisdiction, fee simple, and numerous other ways of prescribing land have had a profound material impact on indigenous people—at times it has been a matter of life and death. Mishuana Goeman (2008). Nishnaabeg intelligence has been violently under attack since the beginning days of colonialism through processes that remove…