Join us! Decolonization 101: What it is and why it matters

Monday, June 2, 2014

6:30 pm – shared meal

7:00 pm – panel and discussion


Grandview Calvary Baptist Church

1803 East 1st Ave

Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory


Colonization is not only a past historical process of domination violently imposed on Indigenous people; it’s a political and economic structure that continues to oppress and control their lives, despite official state apologies and strategies of cultural recognition.Decolonization signals a process of departure from colonial ways, but what does it mean and what might it entail for both Indigenous people and settlers? What obligations does it place upon all of us to change our ways of thinking and living together? This community forum will open up space for probing these crucial issues.


Guest panelists:

Glen Coulthard – Yellowknives Dene scholar and author of Red Skin, White Masks

Natalie Knight – Yurok researcher and poet

Tracey Jastinder Mann – Migrant justice activist with No One Is Illegal

Ivan Drury – Writer, historian and community organizer / activist


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