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decolonization

Can Native Americans Protect their Land if They’re not Recognized by the Federal Government

This article discusses the challenges that non-federally recognized Native American tribes face in trying to preserve their native lands using examples in California. The author explores the history of how the US government terminated their recognition of 109 recognized tribes in the 1950s and the effect of this policy on the present. They also provide examples of how tribes have negotiated land agreements with the California state government to create land trusts to preserve their land. For more read here.

What is Decolonization and Why Does it Matter?

This articles defines decolonization as a goal of moving towards a tangible unknown through everyday acts of decolonization. The author provides examples of decolonization efforts, such as Indigenous resistance of oil pipelines, and examples of colonialism, such as the appropriation of Indigeneity within North American activism. For more read here.

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society

This journal has a number of publications, creative writing pieces and articles on the many aspects of decolonization work. For more read here.

Beyond the Trend of Decolonizing Science

This webinar explores what it means to “decolonize science” in a discussion led by Indigenous and Black scholars. They use the Thirty Meter Telescope and the mountain of Mauna Kea as a case study of colonialism in science. For more watch here.

Abigail Echo-Hawk on the art and science of ‘decolonizing data’

In this interview, Abigail Echo-Hawk, who is the chief research officer at the Seattle Indian Health Board, discusses her efforts to decolonize data on Indigenous public health. She discusses how indigenous populations are often erased from public health data or lumped in with other ethnic/racial groups such as Pacific Islander and calls for a need for Indigenous-produced data. For more read here.

100 Ways to Support – Not Appropriate From – Native People

In this article, the author discusses how Native Americans have been erased from the “American conversation” and offers 100 ways in which people can be an ally to Native Americans. For more read here.