March 6-8, 2019
University of San Diego
Friday, March 8 • 9:30am - 10:40am
Decolonizing Service-Learning: Indigenous Collage Methodology and Possible Futures

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This hands-on interactive session will invite folks to participate in their own collage projects with presenters. After an introduction to theories of settler colonialism, indigenous feminisms, and indigenous collage frameworks by presenters, participants will be encouraged to work and think through a project of their own. We encourage colleagues to consider the pervasive influence of settler colonialism and to consider that, in-spite of our most well-intentioned efforts, settler logics continue to limit our imaginations of the possible. Specifically, we draw on indigenous scholar Leanne Charlie’s collage methodology. “Indigenous collage invites us to work with the fragmented realities of Indigenous identities, families, communities, cultures, and lands that have been created—sometimes violently, always intentionally—by historical and contemporary colonialism. It offers a space for indigenous historical realities, present realities, and desired futures to intersect in innovative and unexpected ways.” Our theory of change honors ontology and action over Western privileged epistemology. We acknowledge that we cannot only think our way out of coloniality—we must be the doers. We invite our participants to bring with them a current or recent problem of practice, a research question, recent rumination, or a challenge that you hope to think through and address.

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Deanna Chappell Belcher

Doctoral Candidate, University of Oregon
Since UO discontinued the Service-Learning Program, I have been focusing full time on my doctoral work. I am beginning to gather data in Portland and Seattle for my research on teacher activists and teacher activism. Inspired by activist teachers in Eugene, I am active in CAPE... Read More →
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James Snyder

Doctoral Candidate, University of Oregon
Jimmy Snyder is a 4th year PhD candidate in the Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education program at the University of Oregon. He is a citizen of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas. He is a 2009 graduate of the UO Sapsik'ʷałá master degree program and has a history degree from... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:40am

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