One of the plans for UBC's path on Decolonization is the Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP). This guide was created to assist researchers learn about decolonization, anti-racism, and how to partake in the ISP goals through research. Here you will find key resources, search strategies, and additional open access information sources for public use. Please also refer the Anti-Racism & Related Discourses LibGuide.
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"Decolonization brings about the repatriation of Indigenous land and life; it is not a metaphor for other things we want to do to improve our societies and schools." (p. 2)
Decolonization "is accountable to Indigenous sovereignty and futurity." (p. 26)
With incommensurable goals achieved by, "removing the asterisks, periods, commas, apostrophes, the whereas’s, buts, and conditional clauses that punctuate decolonization and underwrite settler innocence." (p. 36)
Tuck, Eve & Wayne Yang, (2012). Decolonization is Not a Metaphor. Education & Society, 1(1) 1-40. Retrieved from https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/des/article/view/18630
"Decolonization, which sets out to change the order of the world, is, obviously, a program of complete disorder. But it cannot come as a result of magical practices, nor of a natural shock, nor of a friendly understanding. Decolonization, as we know, is a historical process: that is to say it cannot be understood, it cannot become intelligible nor clear to itself except in the exact measure that we can discern the movements which give it historical form and content."
"Decolonization demands more than understanding the predatory modes of settler colonialism for resistance to them (as is often the stated goal within settler colonial studies), but also the resurgence of alternative modes of being, alternative futures."
Ritskes, Erik, (2016). Beyond and Against White Settler Colonialism in Palestine: Fugitive Futurities in Amir Nizar Zuabi’s: “The Underground Ghetto City of Gaza”. Cultural Studies, 17(1) 78-86. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1532708616640561
"Systemic racism is the product of an entire system of long-existing structures in Canadian society. It manifests itself in our public institutions, including our healthcare system, where stereotypes, biases, and prejudices can have real life consequences. Denying that systemic racism exists is a barrier to reconciliation and contributes to further harm to Indigenous peoples."
Canadian Human Rights Commission. (2020 October 2). The Time to Address Anti-Indigenous Racism is Long Past Due [Press release]. https://www.chrc-ccdp.gc.ca/en/resources/the-time-address-anti-indigenous-racism-long-past-due
"Anti-Racism is strategies, theories, actions, and practices that challenge and counter racism, inequalities, prejudices, and discrimination based on race."
Retrieved from Anti-Oppression: Anti-Racism available https://simmons.libguides.com/anti-oppression/anti-racism
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