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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The Illusion of Inclusion

Co-optation via participation in state governmental institutions offers indigenous peoples the illusion of inclusion. What is needed today is a de-occupation of settler institutions and values fromindigenous homelands. According to Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) scholar Taiaiake Alfred, “Delegitimizing the regime is the most fundamentally radical act one can perform.”

[ Quoted from To Be Ungovernable by Jeff Corntassel]


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