SUMMARY FOR INDIGENOUS SEXUALITIES

In this module we explored some of the ways Indigenous scholars are responding to the history of sexual colonization. For Driskill, healing from personal and intergenerational trauma can be done by journeying toward the sovereign erotic. For Nelson, re-Indigenizing the senses through eco-erotics is an important part of the decolonial process and undoing the legacy of the colonial suppression of Indigenous kinship with more-than-human worlds. These texts remind everyone, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, of the way that our ideas about sex and sexuality are thoroughly structured by the state and state institutions. They also remind us that sexuality is collective, spiritual, and political.  

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