Everyday Acts of Resurgence

People, Places, Practices

Decolonizing Indigenous Fatherhood: Understanding Our Masculinity beyond Imposed Meaning

by January 8, 2018
 

Decolonizing Indigenous Fatherhood: Understanding Our Masculinity beyond Imposed Meaning

by Devi Mucina
To start this engagement, I would like to give you a specific contextualize notion of Indigenous fatherhood as interpreted from the relational paradigm of Ubuntuism. This Indigenous African paradigm of Ubuntuism was first given to me through our Indigenous African oral structure of communication. Given that I left Zimbabwe at the age of 21 and have lived in Canada for 25 years, I have had to nurture my Ubuntu scholarship through centering my childhood memories of Ubuntu teachings, while also researching texts as a way of addressing the gaps in my memories or as a way of gaining new knowledge. In doing this, I have engaged through dialogue with other Indigenous scholars who center their personal, political and spiritual realities of relational connectivity, which embodies Ubuntuism.

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Table of contents

Ndithak | I Hear You by Lianne Charlie
Introduction by Jeff Corntassel, Taiaiake Alfred, Noelani Goodyear–Ka‘ōpua, Noenoe K. Silva, Hokulani Aikau, and Devi Mucina
Lawa Ku’u Lei by Kīhei de Silva

People

Resurgence as Relationality by Gina Starblanket
Renewal by Jeff Corntassel
Relentlessly Coastal: Parenting, Research, and Everyday Resurgence by Mick Scow
Decolonizing Indigenous Fatherhood by Devi Mucina
Embers of Micro-aggression by Dibikgeezhigokwe
From a Place of Love by Erynne M. Gilpin

Places

Changes in the Land, Changes in Us by Taiaiake Alfred
Recovering Place Names from Hawaiian Literatures by Noenoe K. Silva
Mālama ʻĀina Koholālele by No’eau Peralto
Represencing Indigenous Peoples in the Landscape by Lisa Strelein
Fearless Regeneration by Senka Eriksen
Dan k’I by Shelby Blackjack

Practices

Dreaming is an Everyday Act of Resurgence by Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua
Bring the ‘Umeke of Poi to the Table by Hokulani Aikau
The SX̱OLE (Reef Net Fishery) as an Everyday Act of Resurgence by Nick XEMŦ0LTW̱ Claxton
Evading the Neo-colonial State Without Running to the Hills by Brad Coombes
Intimate Acts of Resurgence by Natalie Clark
Ua pā i ka leo by Maya L. Kawailanaokeawaiki Saffery
The Piko Æffect by Megumi Chibana
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