As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom Through...

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Author Simpson, Leanne Betasamosake
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Across North America, Indigenous acts of resistance have in recent years opposed the removal of federal protections for forests and waterways in Indigenous lands, halted the expansion of tar sands extraction and the pipeline construction at Standing Rock, and demanded justice for murdered and missing Indigenous women. InAs We Have Always Done, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson locates Indigenous political resurgence as a practice rooted in uniquely Indigenous theorizing, writing, organizing, and thinking.Indigenous resistance is a radical rejection of contemporary colonialism focused around the refusal of the dispossession of both Indigenous bodies and land. Simpson makes clear that its goal can no longer be cultural resurgence as a mechanism for inclusion in a multicultural mosaic. Instead, she calls for unapologetic, place-based Indigenous alternatives to the destructive logics of the settler colonial state, including heteropatriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalist exploitation.

Table of Contents
Introduction: My Radical Resurgent Present1. Nishnaabeg Brilliance as Radical Resurgence Theory2. Kwe as Resurgent Method3. The Attempted Dispossession of Kwe4. Nishnaabeg Internationalism5. Nishnaabeg Anticapitalism6. Endlessly Creating Our Indigenous Selves7. The Sovereignty of Indigenous Peoples' Bodies8. Indigenous Queer Normativity9. Land as Pedagogy10. “I See Your Light: Reciprocal Recognition and Generative Refusal11. Embodied Resurgent Practice and Coded Disruption12. Constellations of CoresistanceConclusion: Toward Radical Resurgent StruggleAcknowledgmentsNotesIndex