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Hi - re: decolonization-! The western world (referring to the Americas for our purposes) was created by a process of Euro-colonization, which included elements of white supremacy, genocide of Indigenous people, seizure of the land, African slavery for labor to build Empire, "manifest destiny" tropes, and ecocide so severe that it reformed entire continents. This is our historic legacy, and the same conditions are ongoing today.

So decolonization is primarily a process for recently-colonized BIPOC (black indigenous people of color) to return to their traditions, sovereignty and landbase that was taken by force (and false treaties). In the case of non-native people, we can also engage in a process of decolonization to undo the harm caused to our own cultural groups in Europe from the forces of religious oppression, patriarchal dominance, the feudal system and other brutalities.

For approximately 2000 years (some say 5000), we have ALL been colonized, and decolonization seeks to understand ourselves as we existed before modern civilization, and that implementing holistic solutions and traditional earth-connected ways of life are vital to the survival of the human race. Decolonization is more of a process than a goal; the process varies from group to group; and it can re-center indigenous or earth-emergent worldviews in our movements for social transformation and the development of an economic system that serves rather than threatens our collective life on Earth.

Decolonization can be a complicated subject with many layers! My blog post "Decolonization: Meaning What Exactly?" is extremely useful for sorting out these definitions. www.stonecirclepress.com/blog-9658-ancient-spirit-rising/decolonization-meaning-what-exactly

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Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 3642 Pegi Eyers 07-May-19 22:16
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 324 Poster Boy 08-May-19 01:53
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 307 Pegi Eyers 08-May-19 16:59
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 317 Eddie Larry 08-May-19 21:15
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 298 Pegi Eyers 08-May-19 22:06
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 299 Eddie Larry 08-May-19 22:24
Decolonization... 255 Poster Boy 09-May-19 00:24
Re: Decolonization... 299 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 06:08
Re: Decolonization... 326 Susan Doris 09-May-19 12:16
Re: Decolonization... 260 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 15:13
Re: Decolonization... 262 Susan Doris 09-May-19 16:58
Re: Decolonization... 260 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 17:36
Re: Decolonization... 243 Susan Doris 10-May-19 05:07
Misunderstanding? 251 greengirl5 10-May-19 07:35
Re: Misunderstanding? 268 Susan Doris 10-May-19 09:17
Re: Misunderstanding? 259 greengirl5 10-May-19 11:27
Re: Misunderstanding? 254 Susan Doris 10-May-19 13:32
Re: Decolonization... 248 Pegi Eyers 10-May-19 16:18
Re: Decolonization... 252 Susan Doris 11-May-19 05:57
Re: Decolonization... 247 Poster Boy 09-May-19 14:30
Re: Decolonization... 250 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 15:36
Re: Decolonization... 240 Poster Boy 09-May-19 17:29
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 269 Susan Doris 09-May-19 05:09
Close to midnight before disaster 251 greengirl5 09-May-19 05:48
Re: Close to midnight before disaster 250 Susan Doris 09-May-19 12:26
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 279 greengirl5 09-May-19 05:58
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 260 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 06:32
illusion of endless growth. 258 greengirl5 08-May-19 23:49
Re: illusion of endless growth. 267 greengirl5 09-May-19 00:09
Re: illusion of endless growth. 269 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 04:25
Doomsday clock 253 greengirl5 09-May-19 06:46
Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 259 Poster Boy 10-May-19 16:51
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 256 Pegi Eyers 11-May-19 02:28
Huge subject 249 greengirl5 11-May-19 06:12
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 249 Poster Boy 11-May-19 06:17
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 242 greengirl5 11-May-19 06:49
Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 243 Poster Boy 11-May-19 16:08
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 252 greengirl5 11-May-19 22:04
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 254 Poster Boy 12-May-19 00:14
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 234 greengirl5 12-May-19 08:04
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 254 Susan Doris 12-May-19 04:55
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 256 greengirl5 12-May-19 08:07
The Little People! 259 Pegi Eyers 22-May-19 20:38
Re: The Little People! 234 greengirl5 23-May-19 23:26
Beacons of fires in the landscape 239 greengirl5 25-May-19 05:52
Re: The Little People! 233 Pegi Eyers 27-May-19 00:23
Irrational humanity? 248 greengirl5 26-May-19 06:08
Re: Irrational humanity? 468 Pegi Eyers 27-May-19 20:33


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