I don’t know what “Native” is. It’s become something so obscure that the more I talk about it the more abstract it becomes. I can’t say it’s about blood, or skin, or pain, or papers. But I know when it’s absent….
My auntie says there’s a direct connection between violence against the earth and violence against Indigenous women. I think of my own brown body when she says this, and how it was damaged in childhood and adolescence….