EP.052 Wielding Words Like Weapons With Ward Churchill Part 2 of 3

We continue with part two of our three part dialogue with Ward Churchill regarding his august book Wielding Words Like Weapons: Selected Essays In Indigenism, 1995-2005.

In part two of this puissant series we discuss Indigenous people in Western cinema. Specifically we discuss the functionality of pejorative depictions of Indigenous people in cinema to the settler colonial project known as the Americas, its effects on Indigenous people, and much more. We also begin a discussion about postality (i.e. post–colonial, post–racial, post–modernism, etc.), and why it is meretricious.

This episode features music from:

• Conscientization 101 – “Decolonize This? Properly Defining Settlers – Part 1” from our Musical Commentaries collection
• Big Cakes – “One Thing I know (Remix)” feat. Majical, Paperboi Enj, & Big Frizzle from his album No Expenses

Books mentioned in this episode include:

• Kwame A. Akoto’s Nationbuilding: Theory & Practice in Afrikan Centered Education 2nd ed.
• Kobi K.K. Kambon’s Cultural Misorientation: Misorientation: The Greatest Threat to the Survival of the Black Race in the 21st Century
• Dee Brown’s Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee: An Indian History of The American West

And for more works by Ward Churchill, click here.


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