Hetero-patriarchy and Settler Colonialism



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Ried takes a two spirited look at the effects of Hetero-patriarchy on settler colonialism of indigenous peoples. Ried Gustafson is an enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo. He currently resides in Portland, Oregon, where he is a graduate student at Portland State University. His positions on campus include; Teaching Fellow for the PSU McNair Scholars Program, Lead Editor of the PSU McNair Scholars Journal, and PSU Native American Student & Community Center’s Programming Team. While he studies in the Leadership for Sustainability Education Program, he has a strong passion for Indigenous knowledge and the Indigenous struggle against colonialism. He specializes in Indigenous thought, settler colonial studies, and decolonizing theory and practice. Ried intends on pursuing a Ph.D. in Native American Studies or Philosophy upon completion of his Master’s Degree. In his time away from school, Ried enjoys socializing, camping, reading, playing guitar, and rock climbing. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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Decolonization, Settler colonialism, Indigenous peoples--Cultural assimilation, Hegemony, Patriarchy


Indigenous Studies | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies


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