A Short History of the Blockade

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A Short History of the Blockade


In ‘A Short History of the Blockade’, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson uses Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg stories, storytelling aesthetics, and practices to explore the generative nature of Indigenous blockades through our relative, the beaver–or in Nishnaabemowin, Amik. Moving through genres, shifting through time, amikwag stories become a lens for the life-giving possibilities of dams and the world-building possibilities of blockades, deepening our understanding of Indigenous resistance, as both a negation and an affirmation. Widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her generation, Simpson’s work breaks open the intersections between politics, story, and song, bringing audiences into a rich and layered world of sound, light, and sovereign creativity. ‘A Short History of the Blockade’ reveals how the practice of telling stories is also a culture of listening, “a thinking through together,” and ultimately, like the dam or the blockade, an affirmation of life.

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Subtitle: Giant Beavers, Diplomacy, and Regeneration in Nishnaabewin
Author: Simpson, Leanne Betasamosake
Year: 2021
ISBN: 9781772125382
Pages: 88
Language: English
Publisher: University of Alberta Press
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