Non-white Settler and Indigenous Relations: Decolonizing Possibilities for Social Justice


  • Jo-Anne Lee University of Victoria

Paraules clau:

decolonization, Asian Canadian literature, non-white settler, white allyship


This article appeals for the creation of more spaces for politically informed dialogues among indigenous and non-white, elder-leader-activists. Such spaces may offer possibilities for dislodging white-settler-centered social movement logics and practices by articulating a dialogue across diverse marginalized communities that may reveal alternative language and strategies that social justice organizations desperately need to further decolonization as praxis. Skeptical of contemporary allyship and solidarity discourses that are imbricated in hegemonic European whiteness, this article offers an alternative narrative of indigenous and non-white relations drawn from Asian Canadian literature.