Ep. 24 We Weren’t Meant to Have Borders
In this episode of the Go Smudge Yourself Podcast, Jen Green discusses how borders are colonial. She also explains some of the impacts that these imposed borders have had, and continue to have, on the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island. This episode uses the example of territorial overlap between the White River First Nation and Kluane First Nation, and how the colonial legality of territorial overlap has left White River First Nation without recognized Land.
Jen also uses the short story, “Borders,” by Thomas King to further explain how borders are used in the colonization of Indigenous Peoples and our Land.
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“Borders” by Thomas King
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