DEVS100 - Exam Study Notes (Week 3).pdf

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School
Queen's University
Department
Global Development Studies
Course
DEVS 100
Professor
DEVS100 - Final Exam
Second Semester Lectures Notes
Blue = Important discourses/concepts
Red = Important people
WEEK 3 - Settler-Indigenous Relations
Solidarity
-saying that I stand beside you as you stand against an oppressive Other
-this is not charity
-this risks privilege (privilege meaning whiteness, maleness, richness, etc.)
-these are both individual and collective components (what one does or does not do as both
and individual and as part of a group)
Critical Indigenous Discourse
-Settler Canada was created, and is maintained, through the denigration of Native peoples,
theft of their land, and attempted destruction of their cultures
-Discourses of colonization are legal discourses
-This can be seen through ‘development’ via physical and cultural genocide
The ‘Salt Water Thesis’
-This thesis says that Canada has no history of colonialism (internationally, that is)
-Although we may have no history of international colonialism, our colonialism has occurred
domestically (there is a body of ‘salty water between those who are different from us ethnically
and/or culturally)
-This internal domination is not explicit
Alfred and Lowe - Goals of Resistance and Resurgence
-If you want to get away from the dominant order, one must have intellectual and cultural self
determination
-One must have economic self sufficiency
-One must have spiritual freedom
-One must have recognition of political autonomy
-Warrior societies, for example, protest and define their own land and the communities on them
Glen Coulthard - Indigenous Resurgence
-says that it is the job of the indigenous peoples themselves, individually and collectively to
bring about indigenous resurgence
-Coulthard, along with Andrea Smith, says that Native women must fight for their own autonomy
-Some indiginous peoples are happy to have settler allies who are decolonizing and unsettling
themselves
Indigenous resurgences are GLOBAL!
-Given the global nature of colonization, resurgence, and the salt water thesis, it might make
sense to see the First Nations peoples of Canada as a nation themselves
-If we make this shift in perspectives, we can use our known theoretical paradigms to analyze
these nations in an entirely different way (REFLEXIVITY)
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Saying that i stand beside you as you stand against an oppressive other. This risks privilege (privilege meaning whiteness, maleness, richness, etc. ) These are both individual and collective components (what one does or does not do as both and individual and as part of a group) Settler canada was created, and is maintained, through the denigration of native peoples, theft of their land, and attempted destruction of their cultures. This can be seen through development" via physical and cultural genocide. This thesis says that canada has no history of colonialism (internationally, that is) Although we may have no history of international colonialism, our colonialism has occurred domestically (there is a body of salty water" between those who are different from us ethnically and/or culturally) Alfred and lowe - goals of resistance and resurgence. If you want to get away from the dominant order, one must have intellectual and cultural self determination. One must have recognition of political autonomy.

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