I am concerned with the oversight of Indigenous futures in decolonizing projects in academe. In debunking approaches to decolonization that decenter settler objectives, Tuck and Yang caution against the conflation of colonial realities, ‘decolonial desires of white, non-white, immigrant, postcolonial and oppressed people, can similarly be entangled in resettlement, reoccupation, and reinhabitation that actually further settle colonialism.’
Tuck, E. & Yang, K.W. (2012) Decolonization is not a metaphor. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society. 1(1). Retrieved from http://decolonization.org/index.php/des/article/view/18630/15554.