Molly Swain (she/her) is an otipêmsiw-iskwêw from Calgary (Treaty 7 territory and Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3) living in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Treaty 6 territory and MNA Region 4) and completing a PhD in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. She is currently researching 20th century Métis political history and Métis anarchism. Molly is a member of Free Lands Free Peoples, an Indigenous-led anti-colonial penal abolition group and co-hosts otipêyimisiw-iswêwak kihci-kîsikohk Métis in Space, an Indigenous feminist science fiction podcast and Land Back project. Her work has been published in Briarpatch Magazine, Canadian Art Magazine, and activehistory.ca, among others.
This workshop offers students, Faculty, and Staff a discussion on decolonization. Through this discussion, Molly provides an overview of her decolonization 101 zine, which she co-authored with Lindsay Nixon. The zine introduces "the history, ideas, and realities of Indigenous peoples living on Turtle Island (the Western continents)" (Nixon & Swain, 2015). More specifically, it delves into terminology, the use of the term settler, land acknowledgement protocols, and reflecting on solidarity. Having published the zine in 2015, Molly reflects on how some of her more recent work has added to the nuances of her understanding of decolonization.
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Due to COVID-19, all our events will be online on Zoom. At the moment, we regret that will be unable to provide ASL interpretation and live captioning (in English) for this event. We are working, however, on making our online events and workshops more accessible.