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…

Community, Pretendians, & Heartbreak

This is likely to be the final excerpt for my dissertation that I will be posting here on the blog. I am in the process of assembling the final draft at my present moment and will not be posting anything else related to it until after my defence in the next couple of month.