Corey Snelgrove’s short piece on decolonization from a settler perspective. It’s entitled “On Refusal” but is about more than opposing/destroying settler society. Or rather, he’s insisting that to destroy settler colonialism, heteropatriarchy, capitalism, and other interconnected pieces of the dominant order, we need to prefigure a collective and decolonial “we” based in vulnerability and relationality
by Corey Snelgrove
Disrupting settler society, and avoiding fatalism, requires a two-fold recognition: of settler colonialism and Indigenous resurgence.
Destroying settler society, and allowing the rise of ethical relations, requires a two-fold active response: destroy the material and discursive foundations of settler colonialism and actively engage with Indigenous resurgence.
At other times and in other spaces, they are distinct.
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