Today we talk about the Decolonization Movement and how this is something that's much larger than one word alone. We both agree that the exact word you choose isn't so important, but understanding the meaning behind the word is what matters most. So, we dive into exploring what the word decolonize means and where it comes from, and also some of the different kinds of decolonization that exist and where we might be able to apply these lessons in our own communities. We don't have all of the answers, but we're constantly curious about questions like: Why is decolonization important? Who colonized and who got colonized? What impacts has this had on the world? When did colonization happen? When did the Decolonizing Movement begin? There's a whole lot more and we realized pretty quickly that we can't cover everything in an hour-long episode, so we did our best to stay focused on a few main points.
Here's some of the stuff we talked about:
- Definitions of Decolonize
- Land Relations... family or property?
- Decolonization Methodologies
- Space, Time, and Cultural Awareness
Links & Resources:
Decolonizing Methodologies by Linda Tuhiwai Smith
Indigenous Methodologies by Margaret Kovach
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