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Indigenous Resurgence and Traditional Ways of Being

by on June 6, 2009
 

University of Victoria Professor of Indigenous Governance Gerald Taiaiake Alfred talks about the “Resurgence of Traditional Ways of Being: Indigenous Paths of Action and Freedom.”

On March 23, 2009, Kanienkeha (Mohawk) Educator, Author and Activist Gerald Taiaiake Alfred took part in the Simon Ortiz and Labriola Centre Lecture series on Indigenous Land, Culture and Community.

Recorded at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ, Taiaiake spoke for one full hour about the “Resurgence of Traditional Ways of Being: Indigenous Paths of Action and Freedom.”

Author of such books as Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom and Heeding the Voices of Our Ancestors, Taiaiake Alfred is known for his leadership and groundbreaking research in the fields of Indigenous governance and decolonization, and also for his incisive social and political criticisms (some of which you can find at his blog, http://www.taiaiake.com).

He is also a major source of inspiration for indigenous rights activists in Canada, and the growing number of Indigenous People dedicated to Indigenous Resurgence and Reclamation of our cultures, identities, languages, and rights as separate and distinct from Canada’s colonial landscape.

 
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  • July 6, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Mr Ti Alfred demonstrates the profound difference between his higher social vision and the ‘dominant’ society’s–in our (white) society, we become Senior Citizens, as I am–and proudly so–but, in Ongwehnwe society like Ti’s, we become WISDOMKEEPERS. Mr. Alfred, even at his young age, is already a Wisdomkeeper.

    /Harvey Arden
    author of WISDOMKEEPERS: Meetings with Native American Spiritual Elders
    http://www.vimeo.com/5313449

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  • July 6, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Mr Ti Alfred demonstrates the profound difference between his social vision and the ‘dominant’ society’s–in our (white) society, we become Senior Citizens, as I am–and proudly so–but, in Ongwehnwe society like Ti’s, we become WISDOMKEEPERS. Mr. Alfred, even at his younf age, is already a Wisomkeeper.

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