Exploring and Reviving Indigenous Science and Decolonization in Everyday Suburban Living in the United States and Other Colonized Lands Contextually: Featuring Hawaiian Artist and Activist Malialani Dullanty

Evolved Living Podcast

Nov 23 2023 • 1 hr 59 mins

Just in time to decolonize Thanksgiving, even in "progressive" Pacific Northwest Seattle Suburbs where exclusive and protective...does not always mean...safe...for everyone...

Check our Hawaiian Artist and Indigenous Human Rights Activist Malialani Dullanty!
Please consider following her work on instragram: https://www.instagram.com/malialani/
And supporting her Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/malialanimade

The podcast primarily involves Josephine Jarvis and Malialani Dullanty discussing their experiences in relation to cultural assimilation, systemic racism and the importance of decolonizing their mindsets and practices.

-Both discuss their school experiences, highlighting the lack of accurate and comprehensive historical education regarding marginalized populations.

-They delve into the topic of indigenous science, emphasizing its validity and the need to view it through a non-colonial lens.

-A significant portion of the conversation revolves around the systemic abuse and sexualization of women, particularly women of mixed-race and native heritage.

-The two express their shared experiences of growing up in white supremacist structures and discuss the need for systemic change and healing, rather than solely focusing on healing the victims.

-Josephine Jarvis acknowledges the trauma and harm caused by her ancestors and commits to not letting that be her legacy.

-The conversation touches upon the importance of acknowledging and understanding the harm caused by their ancestors, and the importance of healing together.

-The participants discuss the need for critical thinking and challenging the established norms and systems.

-The conversation ends with Josephine expressing her admiration for Malialani's authenticity and bravery.

Disorienting Deliemma Toolkit to Help Navigate Challenging Emotions Available in the Onboarding Module of Foundations of Occupational Science 101 Course (free)

Supplementary Learning:
Occupational Consciousness [Free open access article] (helpful decolonizing lens contributed to OT and OS literature by 2023 Ruth Zemke Lecturship Recipient Dr.
Elelwani L. Ramugondo, PhD, MSc, BSc(OT), Associate Professor)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4606822/
The Devastating Effects of Colonization on Hawai'i
https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/83474c5d6077492d990b961bab0bcd74
What is indigenous science?
https://wisn.org/about/what-is-indigenous-science/
Resources to help with Decolonizing Whiteness for Settler Descendents:
https://www.marybethbonfiglio.com/blood-and-belonging
Context on Decolonizing Occupational Science Education
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14427591.2020.1780937

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Free Occupational Science 101 Guidebook
https://swiy.co/OS101GuidePodcast
OS Empowered OT Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/
Link to Full Podcast Disclaimer
https://docs.google.com/document/d/13DI0RVawzWrsY-Gmj7qOLk5A6tH-V9150xETzAdd6MQ/edit

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