Living Local, Small, Slow and Dwelling in Place
For this Filipina in the diaspora, decolonization leads to a recognition of modernity/coloniality and settler colonialism and thus re-framing experience and identity as a settler rather than an immigrant. If colonialism is all about dispossession of the Land as many indigenous scholars assert, how does an indigenizing Filipina settler recover a relationship with Land and participate in healing and repair of relationships between settlers and indigenous communities. In this presentation, I will talk about the local decolonial practices that I am nurturing.
Leny Strobel is Kapampangan (from Central Luzon, Pampanga, Philippines). She current dwells on Pomo and Coast Miwok lands. She is Professor Emeritus of American Multicultural Studies at Sonoma State University. She is also the author of books and edited anthologies about the Babaylan Tradition in the Philippines.