Browsing All posts tagged under »Colonialism«

At the confluence of colonialism and a “Big Two-Hearted River”: a congruent path to recovery

January 29, 2017


To honour their historical obligations and to survive, settlers will need to rethink and renew their relationship to the land.

In the mirror of history: a reflection of colonialism

January 28, 2017


It’s fitting, I think, that I came to understand the true nature of my colonized identity through a history of the United States.

Two Lines of History: Parallel or Converging?

November 7, 2016


As I dug into the history of the Irish, I was immediately struck by the parallels between the Irish experience of English colonialism and the First Nations experience of it.

A Small Act of Grace: A Story We Can Tell

November 5, 2016


Our family no longer has a traditional territory, sacred places or the daily routines of life to prompt our collective story-telling, but we have those letters.

A Portrait In History: Me, My Grandmother, and Colonialism

October 16, 2016


It never occurred to me that colonialism also had a role to play. That isn’t too surprising, I guess. A sickness has to be named before it can be diagnosed.

My Betrayal: A Short History of My Search History In My Search for My Family’s History

August 7, 2016


My foolish acceptance of Morton’s imperfect history, however, is not even the most troubling aspect of this short history of my search for my family’s history.

Seven Shades of Colonialism: Through the Looking Glass of Cultural Genocide

June 30, 2016


Here’s the strange thing. My grandmother was an Indian, she presented herself to my class as an Indian, but it never occurred to me that I was an Indian too.