Everyday Acts of Resurgence

People, Places, Practices

The SX̱OLE (Reef Net Fishery) as an Everyday Act of Resurgence

by January 8, 2018
 

The SX̱OLE (Reef Net Fishery) as an Everyday Act of Resurgence

by Nick XEMŦ0LTW̱ Claxton
According to Western history, my people, the W̱SÁNEĆ People, have been living on their traditional territory on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf and San Juan Islands for many thousands of years. According to W̱SÁNEĆ oral history, our existence here goes back to the very beginning — to the time of creation. Embedded in the landscape, and expressed through our language, stories and place names are the laws, beliefs and teachings that were given to us by XÁLs (the Creator). This is an important consideration, because the way our ancestors viewed and related to the world in traditional times is very different from the way we view the world in contemporary times.

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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