This is the personal blog of Ena͞emaehkiw Kesīqnaeh. I am member of the Ka͞eyes-Mamāceqtawak Nation, better known to the world as the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin, within which i belong to the Ota͞eqciah Otōta͞em (Crane Clan). I currently live and work in the Dish With One Spoon Territory: the traditional lands of the Attawandaron Nation, Anishinaabe (Three Fires Confederacy & Mississauga), Rotinonshón:ni Six Nations Confederacy, Wyandot People and the Métis Nation of Ontario. Most specifically the city in which i reside is in Block 2 of the Haldimand Tract.
I am a Ph.D candidate in sociology and legal studies where i specialize in Indigenous Critical Theory/Critical Indigenous Studies and Settler Colonial Studies. Specifically my work revolves around questions of indigenous identity, decolonization and the development of a genuine decolonizing movement, power and sovereignty (both the critique of colonial sovereign power and the articulation of a decolonial indigenous counter-sovereignty), the political economy and underlying dispossessing logics of settler colonialism and finally the myriad ways both colonialism and indigenous decolonization articulate themselves and play out on the phenomenological, juridical, epistemological, ontological and cosmological levels.
I also have long standing side interests, which i have spent more or less time on over the years, in questions of advanced urban marginalization, critical pedagogy, the evolving political economy of the (post)modern capitalist world-system, Gramscian hegemony, power and control, indigenous history, critical legal studies and indigenous critiques of traditional social scientific research methodology.