For Indigenous Eyes Only: A Decolonization Handbook

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Recognizing an urgent need for liberation strategies, this offers hands-on suggestions for Indigenous communities to decolonize themselves.



Recognizing an urgent need for Indigenous liberation strategies, Indigenous intellectuals created a book with hands-on suggestions and activities to enable Indigenous communities to decolonize themselves. The authors begin with the belief that Indigenous Peoples have the power, strength, and intelligence to develop culturally specific decolonization strategies for their own communities and thereby systematically pursue their own liberation. The authors demystify the language of colonization and decolonization to help Indigenous communities identify useful concepts, terms, and intellectual frameworks in their struggles toward liberation and self-determination. This handbook covers a wide range of topics, including Indigenous governance, education, language, oral tradition, repatriation, images and stereotypes, diets, and truth-telling. It aims to facilitate critical thinking while fostering community discussions and plans for meaningful change.

 

Contributors include:

Suzan Shown Harjo (Hodulgee Muscogee and Cheyenne),
CHiXapKaid or Michael Pavel (Skokomish),
Cornel Pewewardy (Comanche and Kiowa),
Robert Odawi Porter (Seneca),
James Riding In (Pawnee),
T’hohahoken or Michael Doxtater (Kaniieniehaka),
Waziyatawin Angela Wilson (Dakota), and
Michael Yellow Bird (Sahnish/Arikara and Hidatsa).

 

 

Editors: Waziyatawin Angela Wilson (Dakota) & Michael Yellow Bird (Sahnish/Arikara and Hidatsa)

Illustrations: Black and white photos

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 2005

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Various U.S. tribes