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Lecture 10

INTD 1102 Lecture 10: Contemporary Mi'kma'ki


Department
International Develop Studies
Course Code
INTD 1102
Professor
Wunker Erin E.
Lecture
10

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Monday, February 22, 2016
Contemporary Mi’kma’ki
-Question to guide:
When Indigenous and non-Indigenous activists work together, what are the ends
they seek, and how do they negotiate their relationships while pursuing social
change?
solidarity: when groups work together in an allied relationship to take on one big
thing
Key Terms
ally: a person of one social identity group who stands up in support of members of
another group; typically member of dominant group standing beside a member of a
targeted group (ex. male argue for equal pay for women)
-makes the statement, being an ally is hard
-in order to be an ally we must unlearn many things that have been ingrained in us as
well as understand other’s situated knowledge
-process to being an ally:
recognition of asymmetry (commonly in contact zones)
recognizing responsibility or in other words changing our actions (causes an
internal grapple)
understand that these problems remain dynamic (there is never an end/never going
to be settled/requires constantly working towards it)
-settler-colonialists need to do the work to figure out their course of action because
there should not be added work to those already facing challenges
hegemony: leadership of dominance; especially by one social or political group over
another
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