Category Archives: Colonialism

That’s not ‘trauma’ that’s ‘traumatic’…


We have come to think and talk of traum as evil things that happend to us perpetrated by evil people. That’s a fairly new way of thinking about it, made up on the back of an envelope by a small number of people – you might be surprised where it comes from.
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Children Separated From Their Parents at the Border Show Signs of Trauma


WNYC News reports how children separated from families at the US border are being brought to public hospitals in NYC showing signs of trauma – having been wounded by their experiences and showing “symptoms of psychosis”.  Surprised? Given that being … Continue reading

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Angry Inuk


The continued existence of Inuit peoples demonstrates their resilience – not only in the environment in which they call home but also, like many other Indigenous peoples of the world,  in face of the many hundreds of years of history of those seeking to impose the “benefits” of Western / European civilization upon their way of life.
We have to trust the people who have been the guardians of this earth”
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