July 6 - Rematriating Western Ways of Thinking
This session explores the Indigenous concept of Rematriation which refers to reclaiming of ancestral remains, spirituality, culture, knowledge, and resources instead of the more patriarchal-associated Repatriation. Rematriation simply means back to Mother Earth, to our origins, and to life and co-creation rather than Patriarchal destruction and colonization.
Bernedette Muthien - Rematriation of Women-Centered (Feminist) Indigenous Knowledge
Barbara Alice Mann - Rematriation of the Truth
Genevieve Vaughan - The Disease of Patriarchal Capitalism & La Enfermedad del Capitalismo Patriarcal
Valentina Pakyentine - In Life and Death: Reciprocity and Solidarity in Khasi- Pnar Society
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July 7 - Shifting the Paradigm to a Maternal Gift Economy
This session looks at how gift-giving an economic mode — practiced in many Indigenous communities as well as in the non indigenous ‘domestic sphere’ — constitutes a deep alternative to patriarchal capitalism. Although the unilateral gift has been considered impossible, it is necessary for mothering as children cannot give back an equivalent of what they receive. Linda Christiansen-Ruffman and Angela Miles were on the panel as well but spoke extemporaneously so unfortunately we do not have their papers.
Genevieve Vaughan - The Gift Economy, theory and practice. & Download mp3
Bernedette Muthien - The Gift Paradigm in Africa
Frieda Werden - Cultural Motherhood: Nurturing Human Maturation as a Way of Life
Barbabra Alice Mann - The Fractal Binaries of the Gift & Powerpoint Presentation
Erella Shadmi - Meaning is a Feminist Issue
Angela Dolmetsch - Nashira