Some people, both settlers and Indigenous, are unable to decipher or appreciate the difference between an anti-colonial framework and an Indigenous knowledge framework. While an anti-colonial framework addresses and speaks out against the continued imposition of colonial laws and policies on Indigenous nations, an Indigenous knowledge framework is knowledge that emerges from an Indigenous paradigm. In my work I do both because I believe to remain in a position that is solely speaking out against the nation state is not enough for Indigenous people to achieve a good life, we also need to re-position Indigenous knowledge philosophy and Indigenous knowledge traditions back to the centre of our live’s.
Here are two collections of blogs I have completed sorted by framework.
1. Anishinaabeg Concept / Symbol of Truth Debwewin Adopted by Metis as Nation’s Flag
2. Valuing the Intelligence of the Heart
3. Sharing Creator’s Love for Algonquin Territory
4. O'Canada or Clean Water Let’s All Think About It
5. Our Bodies are Intelligent our Bodies Remember
6. Indigenous Knowledge Research Paradigm
7. Grandmother Moon Teaches Integrity
8. Old Woman Turtle Teaches Freedom
1. Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada’s Unstated Paternity Policy practice Grossly Deficient and Blames Mothers
2. Algonquin Anishinaabeg Genocide
3. Trap Slap and Crap of Colonial Policy
4. Deplorable Aboriginal Affairs Paternity Policy Targets Mothers and Children
5. Far From the Reconciliation I Had in Mind Canada
6. Far From the Conciliation I Had in Mind Canada-Part 2
7. Three of Canada’s Genocidal Policies
8. Happy Birthday Sir John A MacDonald
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Lynn Gehl, Ph.D. is an Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe from the Ottawa River Valley. She has a section 15 Charter challenge regarding the continued sex discrimination in The Indian Act, and is an outspoken critic of the Ontario Algonquin land claims and self-government process. She has three books: Anishinaabeg Stories: Featuring Petroglyphs, Petrographs, and Wampum Belts, The Truth that Wampum Tells: My Debwewin of the Algonquin Land Claims Process, and Mkadengwe: Sharing Canada's Colonial Process through Black Face Methodology. You can reach her at email@example.com and see more of her work at www.lynngehl.com.