This 20 minute video was created as part of the 2014 University of Toronto’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) Communications Campaign. The video features a number of interviews with a variety of professors, directors, and researchers from a variety of University of Toronto campuses and departments. The aim of the video is to discuss the meaning of decolonization in an education and post secondary setting. By linking the decolonization of education and anti-racism, the video then discusses the types of changes that could occur at a post-secondary level.
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This article has been translated from Spanish and is focused more towards the issue of decolonization through a Latin american lens. However, the main purpose of the article is to discuss the role of video in the process of decolonization and makes some reference to this topic in Canada and makes some applicable arguments. One issue Schiwy discusses is to do with the politics of indigenous created videos and the “aesthetic norms” that have to come to be expected in their production.
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Although colonization has taken many forms and influenced a variety of unique communities, the experience of colonization does have many similarities from place to place and people to people. Technology is seen as a way to share the experience of colonization as well as share in the process of decolonization. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society is a peer reviewed online journal which is “committed to supporting and advancing decolonization scholarship, practice, and activism”. The journal has produced a number of volumes per year since 2012 and has released one issue this year. Instead of focusing on academic theory and paradigms, the journal claims to focus more toward grassroots and lived experiences of decolonization.
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Settler Colonial Studies Blog.
An interdisciplinary blog that deals with colonial studies. It is linked to the academic journal, Settler Colonial Studies. The blog contains a link to a Ph-D dissertation on Indigenous art and decolonization by Jarrett Martineau entitled Creative Combat: Indigenous Art, Resurgence, and Decolonization.
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Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society.
On online journal that describes itself as a peer reviewed, open sourced interdisciplinary journal devoted to decolonization. One issue is devoted to indigenous art and decolonial struggle. The journal presents a diverse selection of articles edited by decolonization scholar Jarrett Martineau.
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The Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society Journal “is a peer-reviewed, online Open Access journal committed to supporting and advancing decolonization scholarship, practice, and activism within and, more importantly, beyond and against, the academy” (regardless of discipline and field). This appears to be a potentially important research link.
This article looks at the connections between First Nations education and the 21st century. They look into the unique ways of First Nations knowing and those found in the 21st century movement. Historically, the Aboriginal ways of educating were diminished in very oppressive ways, such as Residential schools and now an effort is being made to decolonize education. Efforts have been made to make necessary changes by way of adopting more Aboriginal perspective; however, there is still a lot to be done. It looks at taking colonization head on and addressing it directly.
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While many thought of Indian independence from the British as a landmark event which would guarantee sovereignty over all territory and the creation of a unanimous Indian identity, things were different for the Adivasis of India. While looking at the history of colonization in India in the context of the Adivasis, I came across a very informative work by Dip Kapoor from the University of Alberta. It sheds light on the current issues of the Adivasis and their perspectives of post colonial independent India about land, culture and education.
I found this site, Decolonization.org , when searching through resources about Urban Indigenous groups. I found the link to this blog post from March, and then followed through to the rest of the blog – which appears to be a community-centred extension of the online, peer-reviewed open access journal of the same name.
The most recent issue of the journal was released in May of this year, and includes a number of interesting sounding articles for academic purposes. Meanwhile, the blog seems to take a more ‘VICE’ style approach to Indigenous issues, with a recent focus on hip-hop and music. I look forward to sifting through both resources!
Youth and Decolonization
I was interested in decolonization efforts supporting First Nations youth. I found this interesting article about a comic that works to open a discussion about suicide prevention.
There is also a good website for First Nations youth from Quebec and Labrador. Most of the general information is in English but some of the event posting information is in French (for example the June 12 event on Decolonizing Street Art).