Jack must pass a mystic challenge as well as a physical.
This is not the answer Rodney was hoping for, but it is an answer that he can accept.
In a lot of conceptions of “post-colonial” negotiations between Indigenous peoples and colonizers and those forced into Collaboration with the colonizers, the Indigenous peoples are portrayed as judge, jury, and executioner. To me, this always comes off as a projection of colonizer’s fears of having their own tendencies to subjugate turned back on them.
In reality, it has always been much more like how you present here: An exchange of information between two parties as equal, and discussion about what today and tomorrow should look like based on that. And the answers are rarely good, but that doesn’t change that they are the answers.
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Scarcity is a colonial illusion. Scarcity keeps us in fear, keeps us in competition, keeps us under their thumb. Beloveds, these are the difficult conversations, the ones that exist at the intersections of spirituality and decolonizing. You see, abundance is TRUTH. It is our birthright. It is the Indigenous way. There - Dr Rocio Rosales Meza - Dr Rocio Rosales Meza
The Groundhog Autonomous Zone (GAZ) is a non-contiguous confederacy of human people acting as mutualists toward the goal of extracting and resources from the contemporary colonial kyriarchist hegemony for the development of non-kyriarchal assets.
Dang, I was pretty wary about academia’s intentions toward Indigenous people before reading this, and this is disappointingly justifying that wariness. Nothing against you, OP. Does the syllabus really say just, go find an Indigenous person, any indigenous person, and ask them about their cultural knowledge? Is there… compensation for this knowledge? Or any sort of transparency in how it will be used? (Again, OP, I know you’re just trying to fulfill a school assignment; I’m not shooting the messenger here, but I’ve gotta say my piece about the message.)
I’d be really curious to see the questions that you were given, but I probably wouldn’t give my answers. If you feel comfortable, I would be okay with you sharing my sentiment with your instructor: It is a perversion of ethnobotany to approach it as though Indigenous knowledge is a resource, and not a framework with which to understand plants.
Cracks me up how some folk act like renewable energy will solve all the problems on this Earth, like kyriarchism was sparked with that first instance of petro-fueled internal combustion.
Part of me, now that I’m deciding that my web presence is just gonna be a performance for colonials (with a gateway for other folk to interact through different ways), is considering if i don’t want to get back on Twitter or Facebook.
This post has to do with computer technology, and the intersection of that technology with other contemporary technologies, like mechanisms of settler-colonialism.