Resources for decolonisation – yours and mine!

I’ve been meaning to update this post for a while, so thanks to the lame dude who trolled me, I finally motivated myself to do it!

Back in February I ran a giveaway on my Instagram page for Waitangi Day in which I asked people to suggest resources for decolonisation. I intentionally left ‘resources’ very broad – asking for people to suggest whatever they found useful. So below I have roughly collated the suggestions (anonymised!), including my own.

Putting together this list brought to mind this whakatauki which I thought was appropriate:

Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi

With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive

Thanks to everybody who contributed! And congratulations to the winner!

My original suggestions:

Suggestions from the community:

Ngā mihi

As a person with very mixed white and Jewish European heritage, born in American to 2nd generation immigrants, now living in New Zealand Aotearoa, I am only partway through my decolonisation journey. It’s a work in progress and I am learning more everyday. Thank you to everyone who has helped educate me along the way. In particular the friends I made while living in places like Benin, Laos, St. Lucia, and here in Aotearoa. I love you all!

4 responses to “Resources for decolonisation – yours and mine!”

  1. This is the best post I’ve ever read, THANKS Nicole <3

    1. lol hardly!! I wish I could add some commentary to the resources suggested and get people to suggest more! If you have any to add – please do!

  2. Fragments from a Contested Past
    Remembrance, Denial and New Zealand History

    Joanna Kidman, Vincent O’Malley, Liana MacDonald, Tom Roa and Keziah Wallis

    It’s fantastic! Part of decolonisation is remembering 🙂

  3. And another resource which I love “Decolonization is not a metaphor”

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