This poster imagines the complex and changing positioning of settlers who may seek balance with Indigenous needs of solidarity and reparative action as well as the growing demands of place-based reconnection and cultural restoration brought about by an authentic ancestral recovery movement. This poster focuses on settlers of european heritage on Turtle Island but could apply to other european settlers across the world.
Some of this poster comes from real-world experiences and observations, and some of it is theoretical. There are certainly other possible outcomes not illustrated here.
What do you think? What are other possible paths and outcomes you envision?
Eurocentric Bipolar Disorder is a deeply ingrained and destructive mindset of whiteness that becomes visible when attitudes of white privilege and settler rights to Indigenous lands are questioned by Indigenous and other non-eurocentric people. Continue reading
This poster was created with the understanding that many people of european heritage might say we believe and honor our ancestors, but often times that belief is really just a concept or superficial wishing. It might sound cool to say in certain circles, but is it really something that is alive inside of us? Continue reading
Over the coming weeks look for site updates and new content including a new effort to address white supremacy within intentional communities and land projects.
We also have several new posters in development and hope to be adding additional resources.
Thanks for staying engaged with the site over the last half of 2015 when new content was slow. It was a busy year!
Ana Oian Amets, Site Creator and Manager