Considerations

When we identify ourselves…

Re-reading Malissa Phung’s important essay “Are People of Colour Settlers Too?” for maybe the twentieth time, considering the work that a concept like “settler” can do and being energized by Phung’s careful scholarship:

To self-identify as a settler rather than as a Canadian does not necessarily negate the rights and benefits of citizenship that settlers have come to accrue as a result of settler colonialism. But mobilizing all settlers to become aware of the ways in which their settler privileges are anything but natural and well deserved can constitute a first step in supporting Indigenous activism against settler domination.

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