By Pegi Eyers, Stone Circle Press
The colonial history of the places we call home, and current political realities shape how we use the language of “nativization” and “re-indigenization” to describe our process of re-bonding with the land. This blog addresses the current (and unresolved) controversy on the use of these terms, and describes the boundaries that are in place to ensure that as Settler-Allies we continue to support the First Nations of Turtle Island in their ongoing cultural and spiritual recoveries.
To talk about the ambiguities we encounter in our re-indigenization process as white folks, let’s start off by asking – who is indigenous? And how do we define indigeneity?
(Originally published 10/7/2016)