QLHE: Deconstructing the Master’s Tools

Deconstructing the Master’s Tools:
Taking apart the colonial-settler quaker Master’s House

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Audre Lorde’s 1979 response to white women academics, “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house”, resonates deeply in the field of colonial-settlerism of Turtle Island. Lorde was explicit about the use of racism, misogyny & heterosexism to build the ivory tower, but how were these tools used to indoctrinate and assimilate the indigenous population of Turtle Island on the USA Reservation Agency?

tom kunesh
Standing Rock lakota oyate desendant
Tennessee Ancient Sites Conservancy
BA, MA, MDiv.
University of Minnesota
Starr King School for the Ministry

Trayce N. Peterson
MA student/instructor
Human Rights Practice
University of Arizona

tom was a russian & farsi linguist in the US navy, & has degrees in spanish, religious studies, & atheism & liberation theology, from the University of Minnesota & Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley. tom’s mom is enrolled Standing Rock lakota & had 13 kids. He attends sweats & Nashville Friends Meeting. He currently works with Tennessee Ancient Sites Conservancy.

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