Call For Submissions #NativeAmerican #Indigenous #Film & Multimedia Screening Opportunity

In cooperation with Xart Splitta, we want to help showcase Native/indigenous films in Berlin, Germany through Fall/Winter 2018. My work at this point is voluntary, but I want to continue helping Natives present and represent themselves, especially in a country where “Indian” stereotypes are happily, pervasively common yet just as damaging and misrepresentative. Many really […]

Decolonization and Indigenization is the New Reconciliation

Originally posted on indigenous motherhood:
Decolonization and indigenization is the new reconciliation. And many of our people are blindly holding, and even kissing, colonialism’s hand in the process. So many of our people are willingly playing the lead role in the now colonial-skewed process of “decolonization” and “indigenization.” They are becoming the pets to the…

The Romanticization of Indigenous Death, Eurocentrism & The Wrong Kind of Circle

“Throughout history, a country’s economic and military strength has influenced its times of cultural splendor and the rise of famous intellectuals and artists. Spain has been an exception to this. At the turn of the 20th century, a surprising series of events that no one could have predicted occurred. At the time, Spain had recently […]

“‘Native’ Hobbyism is Modern Day Colonialism”-My new article at CBC

I was recently invited to write a counter-point essay for CBC, following my participant in the CBC.Docs documentary that premieres today on Canadian television. Last July in Berlin, I  sat down with indigenous writer Drew Hayden Taylor on his search to understand why so many Germans choose to appropriate native cultures and/or dressing up and […]

Launching Dec.20th: A Project on Cultural Revitalization Through #Quebec #FirstNations Women

Mark the date: circleofvoices.com will be launching on December 20th! The contact form is already active on-site. Louise Watson is the French anthropologist who began this project, who recently successfully presented her dissertation. Glad to have met her when she contacted me in 2016 to speak at a solidarity demonstration for Standing Rock in Berlin. “Circle of […]