Airmid’s Almanac

Decolonial Healing (part 1) / The Seal Hunter and the Selkie

March 10, 2021

In part one of this two-part discussion, Rue, Kenzie, and Mica talk about how they, as queer settlers, each engage in the work of decolonial healing. They begin by telling the story of the Seal Hunter and the Selkie, a traditional Scottish tale of repairing relations between nations when one nation has violently harmed the other. Afterward, they discuss settler colonialism, decolonization, decolonial practices, healing from whiteness and white supremacy, white guilt and shame, reclaiming pre-colonial European spiritualities and practices, animism, solidarity and liberation, sovereignty, and more.

 

Here are a few resources on these topics (more will be shared in part two):

TED Talk by Nikki Sanchez

Four levels of denial: https://decolonialfutures.net/4denials/

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem

Sacred Instructions: Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change by Sherri Mitchell

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust

Honor the Earth - movement to protect the land and water against the Line 3 tar sands pipeline in Minnesota.

Indigenous Peoples Power Project

UNIST'OT'EN | INVASION

Tiny House Warriors | secwepemculecw

Ulluilsc/A Voice for the Voiceless Camp | Facebook

California Kitchen | Facebook

 

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