Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society journal publishes new blog series exploring hip hop and decolonization
Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society just published a series entitled “Hip Hop and Decolonization” that includes twelve essays from hip hop artists and thinkers spanning a wide range of ideas and communities. Many of the essays utilize and incorporate audio and video, including the essay from Mark V. Campbell, which has a specially recorded DJ set for his essay.
Check out the essays below!
Jasiri X – Motivation and Mission (Don’t Let Them Get Away With Murder) – https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/motivation-and-mission-dont-let-them-get-away-with-murder/
SCZ – Remixing: Decolonial Strategies in Cultural Production – https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/remixing-decolonial-strategies-in-cultural-production/
Kyle T. Mays – Can We Live And Be Modern? Decolonization, Indigenous Modernity, and Hip Hop – https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/can-we-live-and-be-modern-decolonization-indigenous-modernity-and-hip-hop/
Jenell Navarro – Remixing Education: Tall Paul’s Contributions to Decolonizing the Classroom – https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/remixing-education-tall-pauls-contributions-to-decolonizing-the-classroom/
Susan Blight – Where You’re From and Where You’re At: Place, Space and the Assertion of Nationhood in Shibastik’s “Moose River” – https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/03/18/where-youre-from-and-where-youre-at-place-space-and-the-assertion-of-nationhood-in-shibastiks-moose-river/
Frank Waln – Indigenous Hip Hop and Performance as Resurgence – https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/03/19/indigenous-hip-hop-and-performance-as-resurgence/
Bryce Henson – Burning the Imperialist Nostalgia: The Native Urban Renaissance in North America – https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/burning-the-imperialist-nostalgia-the-native-urban-renaissance-in-north-america/
Mark V. Campbell – Sonic Intimacies: On DJing Better Futures – https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/sonic-intimacies-on-djing-better-futures/
Chandni Desai – Trackin’ Settler Colonial Erasures in Palestine: Decolonizing Zionist Toponymy – https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/trackin-settler-colonial-erasures-in-palestine-decolonizing-zionist-toponymy/
Lindsay Knight (Eekwol) – Rhyming Out the Future: Reclaiming Indigenous Identity Through Hip Hop – https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/rhyming-out-the-future-reclaiming-identity-through-indigenous-hip-hop/
Mahlikah Awe:ri (of the Red Slam Collective) – Right Level, Next Level: Indigenizing Hip Hop – https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/right-level-next-level-indigenizing-hip-hop/
Professor D.Us (of Dope Poets) – Hip Hop’s Origins as Organic Decolonization –https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/hiphops-origins-as-organic-decolonization/
Seven things you didn’t know about badgers, from Daniel Justice’s new book ‘Badger’, which will be published by Reaktion Books in February 2015.
Bio – Daniel Justice
Daniel Heath Justice is a Colorado-born Canadian citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He received his B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before coming to UBC, he spent ten years as a faculty member in the Department of English at the University of Toronto, where he was also an affiliate of the Aboriginal Studies Program.
Daniel currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture. He is the author of Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History and numerous essays in the field of Indigenous literary studies, as well as co-editor of a number of critical and creative anthologies and journals, including the award-winning Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature. His Indigenous epic fantasy novel, The Way of Thorn and Thunder: The Kynship Chronicles, was released in 2011 by the University of New Mexico Press. His current and forthcoming projects include a cultural history of badgers, a new fantasy novel, a critical monograph on kinship in Indigenous writing, and, with co-editor James H. Cox, the Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature. He is delighted to be on faculty at UBC and to be learning from and contributing to its vibrant intellectual community, as well as participating fully in the important work of the First Nations Studies Program.
For more, visit Daniel’s website.
To imagine what “Australia” was like B.C. (“Before Cook”, or before colonisation), one needs to envision the entire landmass of this island/continent and most of its surrounding islands and waters as crisscrossed by “Dreamings” (in popular parlance sometimes referred to as “Songlines”).
Each of the approximately 250 separate Australian languages had their own words for and substantial vocabularies relating to what has now become known in English almost universally as “The Dreamtime” or “The Dreaming”. These usages have now entered other world languages as global tags for Indigenous Australian religion, thereby dramatically reducing outsiders’ capacity to grasp the diversity of Australian languages and cultures… Read More.
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS – Dissertation Research Study: Early Career Teachers, Teacher Identity, and Aboriginal/Indigenous Education
Dissertation Research Study: Early Career Teachers, Teacher Identity, and Aboriginal/Indigenous Education