'An Indigenous Reckoning': An Indigifutures Production
Senior Project Advisor
Indigenous, Indigenous knowledge, Decolonization, Indigenous Futurisms, Relation, Reciprocity, Resurgence, Refusal, Indigenous research methods, Podcast, Intersectionality, Settler Colonialism, Two-Spirit, Grounded Normativity, Urban Indians, Sovereignty
"'An Indigenous Reckoning': An Indigifutures Production" is a limited podcast miniseries detailing a year-long research process by Jayden Robles. This miniseries is part of an upcoming larger podcast series surrounding Indigenous Futurisms, resurgence, and sovereignty for Indigenous peoples. Robles' study looked at how Indigenous students at Western Washington University find community and connection to their Indigeneity. Robles shares their insights and brilliance as a Two-Spirit Chumash and Okinawan Indigenous person and invites us to unpack the challenges and celebrations that come with being and doing research that centers Indigenous people.
"An Indigenous Reckoning" is a radical reclamation of Indigenous knowledge, ceremony, and envisioning Indigenous futures, which comes into being as a Two-Spirit grounded research framework. The project itself animates the concerns of Indigenous urban peoples: researchers, students, and community members, how we know ourselves, and exist within, at the margins, and outside of settler colonial institutions, like Western Washington University. The series contains multitudes and refuses settler colonial tools, imaginations, and false appropriations narratives of Indigenous people and our lifeways. Reckoning means making Indigenous research accessible and grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing and being.
Robles, Jayden, "'An Indigenous Reckoning': An Indigifutures Production" (2023). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 682.
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