Archive for February, 2021

Excerpt: While I admittedly enter into the discussion of settler colonialism as an “amateur” and will continue to learn from my forum colleagues, among others, as my research progresses, I am convinced that there is much to be gained by thinking about the correspondence between native genocide and serialized black death and how those phenomena […]


Wxcerpt: The essays in this forum originated out of a roundtable at the American Studies Association meeting on the occupied territory of the Kanaka Maoli (Hawaii) in 2019, sponsored by Environment and Planning D: Society & Space. Our roundtable was conceptualized around an open question about Black feminism’s relation to “settler colonialism,” a term that is understood […]


Description: Employing anthropology, field research, and humanities methodologies as well as digital cartography, and foregrounding the voices of Indigenous scholars, this text examines digital projects currently underway, and includes alternative modes of “mapping” Native American, Alaskan Native, Indigenous Hawaiian and First Nations land. The work of both established and emerging scholars addressing a range of […]


Description: Intimate Integration is an important analysis of the “Sixties Scoop” and post-World War II child welfare legislation in North America.


Description: In A People and a Nation, the authors, most of whom are themselves Métis, offer readers a set of lenses through which to consider the complexity of historical and contemporary Métis nationhood and peoplehood. Multidisciplinary chapters on identity, politics, literature, history, spirituality, religion, and kinship networks orient the conversation toward Métis experiences today. The chapters within […]


Abstract: Over the past 20 years, critical infrastructure has become a central organizing node of national security policing. At the same time, ongoing Indigenous resistance to settler colonialism in Canada has highlighted the centrality of critical infrastructure as a network of dispossession, a focal point for insecurity governance practices, and a fixation of settler colonial […]


Excerpt: I came to this project through another web of relations as well, in search of new understandings about the life and activism of my great-grandfather, the Dakota actor Shooting Star. My research as a Native cultural historian depends upon building ethical relationships with my subjects, whether living or not. I approach research with a […]


Abstract: This article intervenes in current scholarship discussing the role of marriage, gender, and law in the writings of Mohawk author and performer E. Pauline Johnson, focusing on her short story ‘My Mother.’ Specifically, it is interested in Johnson’s fictionalized account of her parents’ interracial marriage, paying particular attention to her idealized characterization of her […]


Abstract: Examining representations of gendered violence in Marie Clements’ The Unnatural and Accidental Women as they are used for decolonizing purposes, I aim to elucidate the complexity of the linkage between colonization, violence against Indigenous women, and contemporary Indigenous women’s dramatic production. Employing Clements’ play as an example, this paper contends that plays by Indigenous women do […]


Excerpt: From the earliest formulations of this project about plants, we knew that settler colonialism—understood to include “spatial removal, mass killings, and biocultural assimilation” (Wolfe, 2006: 409)—would be an important lens for this work, particularly as a group of non-Native graduate students and faculty, most of whom were born and raised on occupied land in […]