Everyday Acts of Resurgence

People, Places, Practices

Fearless Regeneration

by January 8, 2018
 

Fearless Regeneration: Walking with Decolonial Intention on Indigenous Land

by Senka Eriksen.
In today’s urban centers most people rely on cars to get them around. Being fast matters. I don’t blame them. It is convenient and arguably necessary in some cases. When I tell people I don’t drive they are often surprised and confused. I have driven cars and I do know how, but I choose not to. I walk. I choose to walk because it allows me to access the movements of my body. I move with the land under my feet and the air passing over my skin into my body as I breathe. Moreover, I walk slowly. I have Arthritis, and the pain reminds me to slow down. This struggle has gifted me with gratitude. I can move my body. In these moments of struggle, I slow down and I’m brought more deeply into the moment, into my body. I can see and feel where I am. I see and feel the lands I walk on. Thus, walking has become an intentional act of decolonization and resurgence for me.

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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