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A reclamation of space: This is an assertion... not a defence

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Confronting the ongoing genocide and assimilation of Indigenous Peoples on the UNCEDED lands you call (British Columbia, Canada), in a time of so called Reconciliation. Honoring our children, ancestors, warriors, and future generations. Unwanted labor during a global pandemic (Covid 19). This embodied research reveals the perpetuation of violence upheld by University structures. A RECLAMATION OF SPACE: 4 sacred components. 1) The White Paper ~ A Non Neutral Space: Ceremonial Action Against Assimilative Structures. 2) Elh Tel Nong Et Tiá Sxwkwensonosem "Knowing this Window with Understanding" A collection of ceremonial objects removed from context. 3) My Completion Ceremony brings these objects to life and addresses colonial violence in the Institution rather than have it theorize us through a window of misunderstanding. Once criticized as a culture without written language yet so complex. Stories, medicines, living histories, ceremonial gifts, protection, spiritual realms, political statements, legal documents and sacred responsibilities. 4) This is an assertion... it is not a defence.
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Thesis advisor: Hill, Steven
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