Title

Loving, Working, and Living on Stolen Land: People of Colour, Settler Colonialism & White Supremacy

Document Type

Popular Press

Publication Date

12-8-2018

Publication Title

reconciliationsyllabus

Keywords

Blanket Exercise, TRC, Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Abstract

By engaging in oppression Olympics, People of Colour are helping to maintain white supremacist structures. These structures continue to oppress Indigenous People and People of Colour. We can however, as People of Colour committed to dismantling white supremacist practices, work withIndigenous Peoples on our respective campuses, and in our respective spaces and places. We can foreground Indigenous Peoples’ struggles as a means to achieve our own emancipation. By participating in the Blanket Exercise, building thick relationships, learning more about the lands we inhabit, and supporting the TRC Calls to Action through our words and our actions, we can work alongside Indigenous Peoples in dismantling white supremacist practices for everyone’s benefit, “either in this world or the next”.

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