Building decolonizing strategies requires a recognition of the history of colonization and its current manifestations. This training briefly covers U.S. Federal Indian Policy carried out dominantly in the lower-48 and its expansion into Alaska policy and the implications on Alaska Native peoples. Additionally, participants will discuss how the history of environmental conservation has mirrored colonial world-views and what possible strategies we can embrace in order to dismantle colonialism.
“Native Movement's decolonization workshop had a profound impact on the way I understand the shape of white supremacy and the conservation movement. It offered a powerful way forward toward building up communities and supporting each other on our path of healing and justice. Everyone needs to go…twice!” -Veri di Suvero, Anchorage community organizer