Decolonial Geographies

Type: Paper
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 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.


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?


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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