More Will Sing Their Way to Freedom

Indigenous Resistance and Resurgence

Edited by Elaine Coburn  Foreword by Emma LaRocque  

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More Will Sing Their Way to Freedom is about Indigenous resistance and resurgence across lands and waters claimed by Canada. Both Indigenous and non-Indigenous contributors describe and analyze struggles against contemporary colonialism by the Canadian state and, more broadly, against the global colonial-capitalist system. Resistance includes Indigenous survival against centuries of genocidal policies and the on-going dispossession and destruction of Indigenous lands and waters. Resurgence is the re-invention of diverse Indigenous ways of being, knowing and doing in politics, economics, the arts, research and all realms of life.

The underlying argument of More Will Sing Their Way to Freedom is that colonial-capitalism is a historical fact but not an inevitability. By analyzing and detailing various forms of Indigenous resistance and resurgence, the authors here describe practices and visions that prefigure a possible world where there is justice for Indigenous peoples and renewed healthy relationships with “all our relations.”

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  • December 2015
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Contents

  • Preface (Elaine Coburn)
  • Foreword: “Resist No Longer”: Reflections on Resistance Writing and Teaching (Emma LaRocque)
  • An Introduction: Indigenous Resistance and Resurgence (Elaine Coburn)
  • PART I: STORIES OF RESISTANCE
  • The Split Head Resistance: Using Imperial Law to Contradict Colonial Law for Aboriginal Justice (James [Sa’ke’j] Youngblood Henderson)
  • Incarceration and Aboriginal Women in Canada: Acts of Resilience and Resistance (Christine Walsh & Jennifer Aarrestad)
  • “Who is Ready to Listen?”: Aboriginal Persons with Disabilities (Doug Durst & Elaine Coburn)
  • Resistance in Perspective: An Overview with an Autobiographical Research Critique (Rima Wilkes)
  • PART II: STORIES OF RESURGENCE
  • Behaving Unexpectedly in Expected Places: First Nations Artists and the Embodiment of Visual Sovereignty (Jennifer Adese)
  • Aboriginal Economic Development and Living Nuu-chah-nulth-aht (Clifford [Kam’ayaam/Chachim’multhnii] Atleo)
  • The Problem with “Indigenous Peoples”: Re-considering International Indigenous Rights Activism (Hayden King)
  • PART III: STORIES OF IDLE NO MORE
  • Telling Stories: Idle No More, Indigenous Resurgence and Political Theory (Kelly Aguirre)
  • A Four Directions Model: Understanding the Rise and Resonance of an Indigenous Self-Determination Movement (Jeff Denis)
  • Rhythms of Change: Mobilizing Decolonial Consciousness, Indigenous Resurgence and the Idle No More Movement (Jarrett Martineau)
  • Afterword: A Steadily Beating Heart: Persistence, Resistance and Resurgence (Alex Wilson)
  • References

Authors

  • Elaine Coburn

    Elaine Coburn is a researcher in sociology at the American University of Paris and at the Centre d’analyse et d’intervention sociologiques (CADIS) at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, France. She was formerly the editor of the peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary online journal Socialist Studies.

  • Emma LaRocque

    Emma LaRocque is a scholar, writer, poet and professor in the Department of Native Studies, University of Manitoba.