Decolonial Geographies

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group
Organizers: Amber Hickey
Chairs: Amber Hickey

Call for Papers

If you are interested in participating in this session, please send your abstract to Amber Hickey via email at ammhicke@ucsc.edu. Your abstract must be submitted to the AAG website by October 25. Papers may explore: Movements resisting the extractive industries, led by or in alliance with Indigenous peoples; Art or aesthetic actions that unsettle colonial norms; Geographies of the "third space" of sovereignty (Bruyneel: 2007); Solidarity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples; Discussions of reparations past, present, or future; Decolonial temporal or spatial interventions.


Description

In spite of continuing assaults against Indigenous peoples and their ally-accomplices worldwide, dynamic resistance to colonial, capitalist, and extractivist violence remains strong. This session explores the myriad geographies of decolonial action worldwide. We ask:
- Where are the fissures in colonial, capitalist, and extractivist realities?
- What movements, actions, and arts practices may we look toward as we envision and build decolonial futures?
- How might we connect the dots between geographically diverse creative resistance, in order to identify potential pathways toward decolonization?


Agenda

Type Details Minutes
Presenter Amber Hickey*, University of California - Santa Cruz, Rupturing Settler Time: New Media and Geographies of Indigenous Futurity 20
Presenter Julie Santella*, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, Seeking justice through the politics of uranium in the Black Hills 20
Presenter Matt Fuller*, Evergreen State College, Settler Indigenous Alliances Combating Fossil Fuels: A Case Study of the Shell No! Movement in the Pacific Northwest 20
Presenter Ashley Smith*, Hampshire College, Wigwams, Rivers, and Traveling Survivors: Wabanaki Interventions in Settler Geographies of Erasure 20
Presenter Teo Wickland*, UCLA Department of Urban Planning, Decolonizing transportation: Indigenous mobility cultures in Polynesia 20

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