Episode #8: The Books Episode - Settler Colonialism, Blackness & Land

In this episode, Melissa Wilson and Lynn Ly offer an overview of texts that explore settler colonialism, blackness, and land. This episode hopes to make terms more approachable and accessible by connecting them to current examples. Traveling through history, the present, and into the future, this discussion provides insight into the citation practices that ground our podcast.


The texts referenced in this episode are listed below, in the order they were mentioned:

  • Palmater, Pamela. (2015). Indigenous Nationhood: Empowering grassroots citizens. Fernwood Publishing Company.
  • Byrd, Jodi. (2011).The Transit of Empire: Indigenous critiques of colonialism. University of Minnesota Press.
  • O’Brien, Jean M. (2010). Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians out of existence in New England. University of Minnesota Press.
  • Wolfe, P. (2006). Settler Colonialism and the Elimination of the Native. Journal of Genocide Research, 8(4), 387-409.
  • Moreton-Robinson, Aileen. (2015). The White Possessive: Property, power and Indigenous sovereignty. Minnesota University Press.
  • Browne, Simone. (2015). Dark Matters: On the surveillance of Blackness. Duke University Press.
  • Walcott, R. (2003). Black like who?: Writing black Canada. Insomniac Press.
  • Brand, Dionne. (2001). A Map to the Door of No Return: Notes to belonging. Vintage Canada.
  • Tuck, E., Guess, A., & Sultan, H. (2014). Not nowhere: Collaborating on selfsame land. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, 1.