Wild Roots Feral Futures takes place on occupied/stolen indigenous territory, primarily of the Nuutsiu (occasionally spelled Nuciu or Nuchu, aka "Ute") people. In recognition of this truth and as a first step in addressing it, we seek to establish proactive working relationships with those whose stolen land we gather upon, and return the space we temporarily liberate to the centering and amplification of indigenous voices and struggles. Our understanding is that any community of resistance that doesn't center the voices of indigenous people and put their leadership in the forefront is a movement that is part of the problem.
HOWEVER, *how* to return such space and amplify such voices without
engaging in tokenizing behavior remains problematic, as does (neo)colonial
dynamics of further extracting yet more use value from indigenous
communities by expecting and requesting their participation in such
We recognize that protocol varies from community to community and Nation
to Nation, and we feel that a good first step on our part is to simply
reach out and establish contact, as we are doing now.
Please feel free to call us out, send us feedback, reach out
to us, offer your participation, etc., at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also be putting together a recommended reading & resource list (coming soon!), but until then, please check out the many amazing decolonization resources at Unsettling America. In particular, please check out these guidelines, many of which WRFF may be adopting as a matter of event policy. We also recommend the texts Heteropatriarchy & the Three Pillars of White Supremacy by Andrea Smith, and White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, by Peggy McIntosh, and request that aspiring event participants familiarize themselves with them.
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