For many indigenous writers the process of decolonization includes a re-clamation of humanity
in the rewriting of history and theory as well as re-centering of the indigenous experience while
decentering empire. This includes a combination of including who idigenous peoples were prior to
colonial contact as well as their current context within not just a single empire but also a number of
imperialistic global forces. This media example will reflect on the dilemma faced by indigenous people
who engage in research and writing as forms of resistance.
Indigenous Resistance is a clip that domenstrate the experiences of racism in the lives of
Aboriginals living in North America. The video clip starts off with a few statements: We are not satisfied
by how we get treated. We are not happy with our jobs. We live in society where our opinions may be
opposed and measured as illegal. This video clip illustrates the pervasive concept of resistance against
racism by the Aboriginals and the losses that are associated with being an Aboriginal.
According to the authors in this week readings the reversal of Indigenous interpretations of