This session will establish a framework and provide tools to develop participants' critical thinking skills through synthesizing and problematizing over 10 years of field experiences in organizing and solidarity relationships into real-world guidelines which identify consensual vs predatory allyship practices.
With a focus on the necessity of Indigenous dispossession for the continued maintenance of settlerhood on these lands, participants will gain an understanding of best practices for engaging in Indigenous solidarity initiatives and address how settler engagement in anticolonial/decolonial social movements must be rooted in a larger systemic analysis.
Encouraging personal reflection, critical thinking, humility and willingness to incorporate relevant feedback, as central to meaningful relationship building for consent and accountability.
Before registering for this session we encourage you to consider the following questions:
What’s your relation to settler colonialism?
Why is this something you sought out?
This session is developed and facilitated by Iako'tsi:rareh Amanda Lickers (she/they). A Six Nations Seneca, Iako'tsi:rareh is an emerging artist (@skrimpskrap) and contributor to the Land, Body, Defense Environmental Violence Tool Kit released by Native Youth Sexual Health Network in partnership with Women’s Earth Alliance.
They are a public educator and facilitator building capacity alongside many campaigns for land back across Turtle Island over the last decade.
In their experiences enduring, witnessing and naming land trauma, Iako'tsi:rareh's work is shaped by her understandings of Terra Nullius as rape culture. Iako'tsi:rareh continues to focus on building a life-affirming arts practice while supporting land-based education through decolonial and cultural resurgence initiatives.