In response to the violences that come with the process of colonization, Indigenous communities have in other words developed ways to include ideas and values that are hidden or only referred to obliquely, never intended to be understood by those in the dominant culture, ensuring that cultural practices and beliefs remain in ways that are invisible to the colonial gaze, but scream loudly to the colonized.
Med et pennestrøk ble dermed samene strøket ut av den norske forhistorien.
PhD workshop, Tampere University (Finland), 25-26 November 2022. When Shawn Wilson (Opaskwayak Cree) wrote the precursor to his much celebrated book on Indigenous methodologies, he stated that the dominant paradigms of research build on the fundamental belief that knowledge is individual; it is produced by individuals, disseminated by individuals, and thus owned by individuals (Wilson…
GÁKTI SOM FORTELLING OG JURIDISK DOKUMENT. Den siste tida har media florert av meninger og ytringer om den samiske kofta, eller gákti [nordsamisk]. For det første så syns jeg det er veldig trist at spørsmål om koftebruk og hvem som har rett til å bruke kofte reduseres til identitetspolitikk. Nå har riktignok nyere forskning pekt…
«To a trained eye, the costumes marketed by said company are of course easily spotted as fake, but its not so much a question of the visuals being authentic or not. To a much larger degree, the problem is that our cultures are still perceived as a free for all, the property of no one and therefore applicable to everyone.»
» And so, Indigenous eventually came to occupy the domain of nature, far removed from the “cultured” colonist. In time, culture would come to be defined by reference to its opposing concept, nature. Similarly, the “noble savage”, or the Indigenous would become the other to the colonizer»
Allikevel synes folk flest, i hvert fall etter norsk offentlighet å dømme, at det er greit å kle seg ut som Pocahontas – for «det gjør man jo tross alt som barn».
«Having dyslexia should never be a source of shame, but if someone is shaming you for that reason, then just know that that’s on them and never on you.»
«The sjiele is a very complex cultural expression. Like many Indigenous communities, a central aspect of the Sámi experience of indigeneity is the philosophy of the gift»
The means of prioritizing Indigenous ways of knowing, of being, and of doing in research. Ever since ‘first contact’ in the context of colonialism, the story of Indigenous peoples’ has been one «of ‘nospeak’ and no-voice’. It has been a story of silence, of invisibility, of conquest, marginalization and powerlessness«.  As a consequence, Indigenous…