Can’t help but be angry at how many (rich) white men are leading the “reconciliation” conversation.
— âpihtawikosisân (@apihtawikosisan) October 19, 2016
— âpihtawikosisân (@apihtawikosisan) April 4, 2017
@oboondocks apparently “reconciliation” means “pretending to be Native like a giant asshole”.
— âpihtawikosisân (@apihtawikosisan) February 17, 2017
I do feel that reconciliation is confused with forgiveness. We forgive you, you forgive yourselves, moving on…yeah no.
— âpihtawikosisân (@apihtawikosisan) October 3, 2016
If you don’t recognize our humanity, there can never be reconciliation. And too many of you see us as not-human. What a sickness you hold.
— âpihtawikosisân (@apihtawikosisan) August 13, 2016
Trying to excise the terms “decolonization” and “reconciliation” from my vocab. Too often they are empty signifiers. Say what you mean.
— âpihtawikosisân (@apihtawikosisan) June 18, 2016
“Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation.” Ugh please less pageantry more concrete action.
— âpihtawikosisân (@apihtawikosisan) June 17, 2016
If “reconciliation” is going to be anything, it should be creating or deepening relationships fractured by colonialism…
— âpihtawikosisân (@apihtawikosisan) April 19, 2016
I am more and more convinced reconciliation is a sham meant to keep us engaging with Whiteness.
— âpihtawikosisân (@apihtawikosisan) April 18, 2016
Maybe we could have a Year of Reconciliation, where all the old White guys stop talking about Indigenous people. Just a year.
— âpihtawikosisân (@apihtawikosisan) December 9, 2015
Lol, my sign for reconciliation would be two-fold. One, that shutting the mouth sign, and then a tugging at the ear meaning ‘listen’.
— âpihtawikosisân (@apihtawikosisan) June 11, 2015
I don’t want to hear people mouthing the word reconciliation when you’re celebrating learning history from a work of fiction. Work harder.
— âpihtawikosisân (@apihtawikosisan) March 7, 2014
That’s the problem at the heart of reconciliation, reflected in this budget. Sacrifice (restitution) from Canadians isn’t on the table.
— Hayden King (@Hayden_King) March 23, 2016
From Taiaiake Alfred on 25 years post Oka: without land “reconciliation will remain a smokescreen for recolonization” http://t.co/lxMwyqG34p
— Hayden King (@Hayden_King) July 13, 2015
The bad news? Most Canadians don’t see the TRC (and more likely reconciliation) as involving them or their communities.
— Hayden King (@Hayden_King) July 9, 2015
“Orwellian rubric of reconciliation and respect” Russ Diabo, Shiri Pasternak
“Reconciliation is about restitution” Vanessa Watts & Hayden King
Reconciliation means learning what it means to be family.-Niigaan Sinclair
Stienke: Modern treaties an example of “ongoing reconciliation”. Not perfect, there are issues. But we’re trying. #IIGR
— Hayden King (@Hayden_King) November 30, 2013
Ravi De Costa: “TRC is better at engaging the unengaged when it comes to truth, but not reconciliation. Thats worrisome…” #EncountersinCA
— Hayden King (@Hayden_King) May 16, 2013
@apihtawikosisan images of suffering Indigenous kids made for settler consumption, reconciliation hipster white guilt porn
— Erica Violet Lee (@EricaVioletLee) February 24, 2017
Men who are invited to all-male events to talk about Truth and Reconciliation: we need you to do better. Say something. Give up your spot.
— Erica Violet Lee (@EricaVioletLee) November 3, 2015
— Eve Tuck (@tuckeve) November 20, 2016
Reconciliation w/o the return of our land is not even possible.Reconciliation is a rebranding of insidious gov’t practices @christibelcourt
— Eve Tuck (@tuckeve) November 20, 2016
By some of the nation’s most progressive, we are looked down upon with a sense of pity, as if reconciliation means it is the duty of Canadians to learn to be kind to Indigenous people. – Erica Violet Lee
reconciliation as the restoration of good relations. – Erica Violet Lee
After the shooting in La Loche, Canadian flags are flown at half-mast as a sign of mourning for lives lost to the ongoing violence of colonialism. Perhaps a move to reconciliation, then, requires lowering the flag entirely. – Erica Violet Lee https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/monitor/reconciling-apocalypse#sthash.2FdTJemv.dpuf
So, ya, let's talk about authenticity and mobility, etc. But not in the service of some Potemkin reconciliatory bricolage.
— Hayden King (@Hayden_King) May 13, 2017