Indigenous Activist, Author and Educator, Pam Palmater estimates that there are about 100,000 Canadians who are allies to First Peoples. Angela is one of these allies. Her ancestors were among the original Settlers to the West Coast of Canada. Angela is 45, a mother and a teacher who values education, knowledge and the sharing of knowledge.
A Folksonomy for Treaty People on Turtle Island is a working prototype for the 2RowFlow Commons, dedicated to Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls.
This site exists to facilitate conversations and education as a commons in a media environment that has been captured by the corporate dominance and monopoly over the public discourse: economics, public relations, marketing, advertising, and sales.
The purpose of this Treaty Folksonomy is to create a shared vocabulary for understanding our common humanity while recognizing and respecting our unique differences. At the foundation of this relationship is the Two Row Wampum Belt, the law of this land that we inhabit as Treaty People: as Settler Cultures and as First Peoples Cultures.
Treaty Folksonomy: words, phrases and concepts that all Treaty People should know—Indigenous and Settlers alike—so that we may begin the process of a shared understanding of the racist policies that govern us and work together to change these policies on Turtle Island.
“A concept previously restricted to humans (and corporations), ‘rights of personhood’ means, most simply, that an individual or entity has rights, and they’re now being extended to nonhumans.”