i am a settler. i live in a colony.



The following is a list of readings for people who feel “unsettled” by the term settler.  Settler is not a pejorative term.  It is a term relative to the historical trajectory of Empire and ENTRENCHED by the laws of the US and Canadian States.  As an optimistic bioregionalist, I share these on the premise that “we can’t know where we’re going if we don’t know where we’re coming from.”  I wrote the first from a Cascadian perspective, the rest are based on general theory.

Notes on a Bioregional Decolonization

Indigenous Settler?  Decolonization and the Politics of Exile

Understanding Colonizer Status

Settler Colonialism Primer

Who are you calling a “settler”?

Why the term ‘settler’ needs to stick

Decolonization is not a metaphor 




3 thoughts on “i am a settler. i live in a colony.

  1. Reblogged this on Awakening the Horse People and commented:
    Been wanting to get Cathasaigh Ó Corcráin’s excellent perspectives online. And here’s his most recent post with more links to his and other articles about being a settler in a colonial state.

  2. Pingback: Canada’s First Nations – A List of Resources for Interested Settlers | Au courant

  3. Pingback: Colonial Kettle Logic: The Antithetical Rhetoric of Settler Colonialism | Novel Alliances

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