In this conversation with host Ian MacKenzie I share stories of growing up Mohawk, fatherhood, the demands of leadership and the question of toxic masculinity, naming the necessity for the soil of rooted community to live true accountability – as there is no good man without the health of the land.
In this interview with host Chris Swietch, I share my experiences of living and confronting colonialism and striving for decolonization of myself and this land.
Listen here to the extended interview with host Pam Palmater in June, 2020 about the the development of the idea of Indigenous resurgence, and striving to live as an Indigenous resurgent.
Listen here to the extended interview with host Qwaxw of 91.1FM in Nuxalk Territory / Bella Coola, BC on June 21, 2020 about the chapter I wrote for the collection of essays entitled, Whose Land is it Anyway: A Manual for Decolonization.
This lecture tracing the evolution of Indigenous activism in North America was presented at Simon Fraser University’s Institute for the Humanities’ “Then and Now: 1968-2018 Conference” in Vancouver, BC on November 2, 2018:
National Native title Conference – Darwin, Australia
Thursday, 2 June 2016
The presentation details the shortcomings of land claims processes and the limitations of “reconciliation” in Canada as a framework for advocating for justice and decolonizing the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the state. It outlines an alternative vision and set of strategic objectives of struggle that have emerged in response, framed as Indigenous Resurgence, which focus on restoring Indigenous presences on the land and water, reinvigorating language and traditional cultural practices, and strengthening Indigenous nationhood through the decolonization of family and inter-personal relationships.
Conférence du professeur Taiaiake Alfred (Université de Victoria, BC) prononcée dans le cadre du colloque “Civic Freedom in an Age of Diversity : James Tully’s Public Philosophy” qui s’est tenu du 24 au 26 avril 2014 à l’Université du Québec à Montréal.