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Upcoming Talk, Wednesday May 4: Indigenous Persistence on the Prairie

Tansi friends. I'll be in conversation virtually with the truly brilliant Michelle Brass (who also works with Indigenous Climate Action) on rematriation, reclamation, and repair this Wednesday, May 4. Michelle is one of the smartest people I know, no lie, and the things she's taught me are invaluable. If you want to get connected with… Continue reading Upcoming Talk, Wednesday May 4: Indigenous Persistence on the Prairie

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CBC Music #CanadaListens 2022: Crown Lands n Me

I'm excited to be representing the gorgeous, decolonial rock band Crown Lands for CBC Music's 2022 edition of CBC Music's Canada Listens. I get to chat with four other brilliant panellists about why Crown Lands are truly great and why rock and roll still matters. (In other words, it's my dream job.) A mystical trip… Continue reading CBC Music #CanadaListens 2022: Crown Lands n Me

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The Guardian: Native children didn’t ‘lose’ their lives at residential schools. Their lives were stolen | Erica Violet Lee

I wrote an essay for The Guardian on Native resistance, colonialism's theft of childhood joy, and reckoning with the unearthing of graves at canada’s residential schooling institutions. “Some of the stories we are told about residential schooling prisons involve Native children digging graves for other children. Rarely did our ancestors receive proper burials or grave… Continue reading The Guardian: Native children didn’t ‘lose’ their lives at residential schools. Their lives were stolen | Erica Violet Lee

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Free Up! Abolition & Transformative Justice Series: This Summer!

Free Up! is an 8-part abolition & transformative justice learning series benefitting the Prisoner Emergency Support Fund. Organized by Rania El Mugammar, with generous contributions from guest facilitators, this virtual series features workshops, panels, case studies and labs that explore justice for incarcerated folks, dreaming and building abolitionist futures, transformative justice in our families, building… Continue reading Free Up! Abolition & Transformative Justice Series: This Summer!

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April 9th talk at Carleton University – “Deviant Ceremony: On Intoxication and Other Erotic Ecologies”

On April 9th from 1-2:30pm Ottawa time (EST), I'll be giving a talk as part of Carleton University's Department of Sociology and Anthropology's Brown Bag Lunch series. Deviant Ceremony: On Intoxication and other Erotic Ecologies In the midst of a pandemic, many are tending to our relationalities as sites of renewed hope and healing. Those… Continue reading April 9th talk at Carleton University – “Deviant Ceremony: On Intoxication and Other Erotic Ecologies”