In-depth interview with IPSMO member on Decolonization and Indigenous Solidarity

 
IPSMO member Greg Macdougall was interviewed by Craig Fortier of York University for a larger research project on decolonization and Indigenous solidarity, that involves interviews with Indigenous solidarity activists across Turtle Island (North America).

There is a 70-minute audio, and full transcript, at this link

The interview is divided into six sections (themes):

  • (Personal) History + Background
  • On Decolonization
  • Ideas + Desires + Principles = Practices
  • Historical, Political, Social, Economic Context
  • On Relationships + Contradictions
  • On Resurgence

 

Video interview: Harsha Walia on Anti-Oppression, Decolonization and Responsible Allyship

“Given the devastating cultural, spiritual, economic, linguistic and political impacts of colonialism on Indigenous people in Canada, any serious attempt by non-natives at allying with Indigenous struggles must entail solidarity in the fight against colonization.

Non-natives must be able to position ourselves as active and integral participants in a decolonization movement for political liberation, social transformation, renewed cultural kinships and the development of an economic system that serves rather than threatens our collective life on this planet.

A growing number of social movements are recognizing that Indigenous self-determination must become the foundation for all our broader social justice mobilizing.”

– Harsha Walia, from the article Decolonizing Together
 

 
This 10-min interview was conducted at the PowerShift Canada 2012 conference in Ottawa, unceded Algonquin Territory, on October 28 2012 by Greg Macdougall, EquitableEducation.ca, for IPSMO