Indigenous Peoples, Decolonization and the Globe
The research cluster for Indigenous Peoples, Decolonization and the Globe supports research, research-activism and community-engaged research carried out by students, faculty and staff at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the broader community. We are an action-oriented research group that supports activities oriented to decolonizing our institutions, the disciplines we work across and the knowledge systems with which we engage. Our cluster actively centres plural Indigenous knowledge systems, methodologies and modes of research. It encompasses a wide range of fields including, but not limited to, Indigenous sovereignties and modes of governance, Indigenous law, histories and environmental thought, and community based resistance. More broadly, we critique colonial systems and pay particular attention to how global formations of colonization, racism, capitalism and other forms of violence affect Indigenous worlds. We are committed to supporting and nurturing the work of emerging Indigenous scholars, thinkers and leaders.