Our Mission

Postcolonial Networks brings together scholars, activists, and leaders with the urgency of a movement to foster decolonized relationships, innovative scholarship, and social transformation.

Silenced Stories

From Baptist Pastor to Chickamauga Traditional

September 13th, 2011|

To Christian people who want to help with the decolonization and restoration of indigenous cultures, I say this: First, be honest enough to lay aside all claims to exclusive ownership of ultimate truth, for such claims are bigoted and, in the end, lead to violence (i.e. spiritual and cultural cannibalism). Look above and around, and know that the good news of Creator is everywhere heard and everywhere followed.

Looking for the Lost

April 22nd, 2011|

Our stories tell us who we are. They hold the past, present and future together, and give continuity and meaning to what might otherwise be isolated moments in time. If my story as a Native woman has a theme, it is loss—of Indian status, of visibility, of culture, of language and of resources. My grandmother, Margaret Paul, grew up on the Lennox Island Reservation in Prince Edward Island, Canada, and was sent to a Catholic residential school in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, where she and her sister...

CHANGE! or else

April 4th, 2011|

In the late nineteen eighties and early nineties, I was an active member of the Rebel Armed Forces of Guatemala. I only once fired a gun, at no one, in a meadow, and it hurt my hand, but none-the-less, I was a collaborator, an arms, mail and money collector and runner. I was a participant in a process of death. Violence was my shield and tool.