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Resources

These are some of the resources we shared with participants of our first core training which took place in the fall of 2014.

Colonization and Decolonizing

Words & Knowledges from Local Indigenous People

Restoring Camas and Culture to Lekwungen and Victoria: An interview with Lekwungen Cheryl Bryce

Many Ways of Being a Human Being: Our Way Begins on LAUWELNEW

The 13 Moons of the WSANEC: a curriculum for visitors

Colonialism (mostly Turtle Island, “Canadian” & “American” contexts)

Understanding Colonizer Status by Waziyatiwin

What is Settler Colonialism? by Maya Mikdashi

A bit of background to the Douglas “Treaties”

Kwe Today Fierce Indigenous FeminismIndigenous Peoples: Language Revitalization & Gender Identity gives historical background the creation and impacts of the gender binary and how this relates to sexualized violence.

Understanding Residential School Trauma, Aboriginal Healing Foundation

Decolonization is not a metaphor (academic)

50 years of Indigenous Resistance by Oh-Toh-Kin

Tina Fontaine’s Death Show How Little Is being Done for Indigenous Women

Supporting the Resurgence of Community-Based Responses to Violence

Native Youth Sexual Health Network – Environmental Violence & Reproductive Justice

Why indigenous and racialized struggles will always be appendixed by the left by Zainab Amadahy

Blogs with multiple resources, readings, videos, artwork, and poetry

Apihtawikosisan’s Blog

It Ends Here blog posts on Nations Rising Blog (Leanne Simpson’s post has particular emphasis on connections between violence against Indigenous women and imposition of western gender binary)

The Save Wiyabi Project: started by Lauren Chief Elk, has been doing a series of readings, resources, chats, and interviews in a series about “Decolonizing the Anti-Violence Movement and Sexual Assault Awareness Month”

SNAG Magazine

Redwire Magazine

Andrea Smith Articles/Books/Videos

(Andrea Smith writes lots about colonialism and sexualized violence, sorry we can’t link to all her resources as many of them are in journals or books.)

Not an Indian Tradition: The Sexual Colonization of Native Peoples

Video: Andrea Smith, Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide

“Conquest” by Andrea Smith

The Colonialism That is Settled and the Colonialism That Never Happened 

Against the Law: Indigenous Feminism and the Nation-State by Andrea Smith

Books

Fyre Jean Graveline: “Circle Works: transforming Eurocentric Consciousness” (Book)

Dave Elliott Sr. (Janet Poth): Saltwater People: As Told by Dave Elliott Sr. (Book)

Philip Kevin Paul: Taking the Names Down From the Hill. By the Length of One Life. Little Hunger (Poetry)

The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book by Gord Hill (Book)

The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond The Non-Profit Industrial Complex by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence (Book)

ALENENEC: Learning From Homeland (2008). The Saanich Adult Education Centre & The Saanich Indian School Board.

Wretched of the Earth – Frantz Fanon (Book)

Unsettling Ourselves: Reflections and Resources for Deconstructing Colonial Mentality (Book)

Unsettling the Settler Within by Regan

Slash by Jeanette Armstrong

Bobbi Lee by Lee Maracle

Alliances: Re/Envisioning Indigenous-non-Indigenous Relationships edited by Lynne Davis 

Whiteness & readings for White people

Engaging, Claiming, and Changing White Privilege: Educational Practices for Teaching and Learning about Intersectionalities

5 Things White People Can Do To Help Confront Racism In The Wake Of Ferguson And Every Other Place

12 things white people can do now because Ferguson

Race, Racism, POC (People of Colour)

Organizing 101: Mix raced Feminists in Movements

What Do We Mean When We Say Colonized

Privilege vs. Complicity: People of Colour and Settler Colonialism by Beenash Jafri

Black Girl Dangerous (a place where the voices of queer and trans people of colour are amplified)

Readings for Cisgender (non-trans) people

10 seriously easy things cis people can do…

Trans Lives & Identities

A Beginner’s Guide to Trans-Misogyny

Trans-misogyny Primer by Julia Serano

The Exorcism of a Two-Spirt Man

A Reflection on Genderqueerness and Perceived Womanhood

FORGE is an organization that works with and trains services providers who support trans survivors of sexualized violence. They have lots of resources specific to the intersections of trans people, violence, and accessing services as well as introductory resources.

Ability, Ableism, Disability

A Photo-essay: Decolonizing My Body, My Being – colonialism, bodies & embodiment, queerness, disability, race

Men & Masculinity

11 Ways Men Can be Better Feminist Allies

10 Ways to Be a Better Male (Masculine) Feminist

3 Ways to Rethink Masculinity as a Newly Masculine-Presenting Person

Allyship

10 ways to be an ally

So You Call Yourself an Ally: 10 Things All ‘Allies’ Need to Know

Decolonizing Together: Moving beyond a politics of solidarity toward a practice of decolonization

A Roundtable on Relationship-Building in Indigenous Solidarity Work

Skills for Solidarity