Decolonization and Unsettling Settler Privilege
Corey Snelgrove, a settler student doing his Master’s degree in the fantastic IGOV program at the University of Victoria, began compiling a list on Twitter of short articles, mostly blogs, which are written by non-Indigenous writers and which examine the task of unsettling settler colonialism for the goal of decolonization, or as Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox wrote – “co-existence through co-resistance.” For your weekend (and hopefully further) reading, here are five short articles on settler solidarity with Indigenous struggles and decolonization, in no particular order.
- Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox’s “#IdleNoMore: Settler Responsibility for Relationship“
- Harsha Walia’s “Decolonizing Together: Moving Beyond a Politics of Solidarity toward a Practice of Decolonization“
- Eric Ritskes’ “The Terms of Engagement with Indigenous Nationhood“
- Scott Morgensen’s “Un-Settling Settler Desires“
- Beenash Jafri’s “Privilege vs. Complicity: People of Color and Settler Colonialism“
This is a great starting point for anyone interested in the issue and a great resource for instructors or teachers who are looking to introduce the topic to their students.
Do you have any other short articles or suggestions for this list?