Kim TallBear
Indigenous affairs, cultural politics, & (de)colonization
Created 28 Dec 2020
  • Indigenous “Race Shifting” Red Flags
    10 Sep 2021 • 23 min read • 5 0
    Stock photo/Shutterstock Terminology note: Terms are always politically, geographically, and temporally contextual. You will notice me move between terms, especially when I refer to situations in the ...
  • Couple-centricity, Polyamory and Colonialism
    14 Aug 2021 • 10 min read • 4 0
    New Introduction for Readers and Listeners My Critical Polyamorist blog that I began writing in 2013 is largely dormant now. I could no longer keep my nonmonogamy analyses separate from everything els...
  • Hotels, Ghosts, Characters & Colonizers
    10 Aug 2021 • 8 min read • 11 2
    Photo by Kim TallBear Note: This post is a write-up of initial observations as both a “CMC Mom” and an Indigenous anthropologist of all things settler during a few days in Leadville, Colorado. I like ...
  • Post-Covid, perimenopausal polyamorist
    29 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 12 2
    Note: Tonight’s post is an effort to write something not involving research and peer review, a goal I had when starting Unsettle. I wanted to use this platform to get ideas down on the e-page more qui...
  • What the Hell’s Wrong with You?
    24 Jul 2021 • 15 min read • 7 0
    White Bullies Story #1 In the past six months, I’ve been thinking of an incident that probably happened in the summer of 1979. I was about 10 years old. I am pretty sure it was my summer before sixth-...
  • We are not your dead ancestors
    14 Jun 2021 • 23 min read • 13 2
    advertisement in American Indian Report magazine (August 2005) This essay was given in an earlier iteration as a keynote at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) on June 9, 2021. Sligh...
  • Yes, Your Pleasure! Yes, Self-Love! And Don't Forget, Settler Sex is a Structure
    22 May 2021 • 18 min read • 6 0
    This talk text was originally posted on The Critical Polyamorist, my largely dormant blog. This platform is mostly for new writing, but I will occasionally migrate previously published work to this si...
  • Playing Indian Constitutes a Structural Form of Colonial Theft, and It Must be Tackled
    10 May 2021 • 1 min read • 4 0
    American Progress Redux (2019) photoshopped from John Gast (1872) This is the audio version of the Unsettle post by the same title. Thanks for listening. Relevant websites https://muckrack.com/jacquel...
  • Playing Indian Constitutes a Structural Form of Colonial Theft, and It Must be Tackled
    10 May 2021 • 20 min read • 5 0
    American Progress Redux (2019) photoshopped from John Gast (1872) Indigenous peoples’ erasure in the dominant U.S. racial imaginary exists alongside our actual survival as peoples that refuse to be fu...
  • Lydia in the Doorway of Home
    08 May 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 3
    Tipi behind Oak Lake Lodge This is a test. I’m going to experiment with also orating some of the Unsettle posts. Both to diversify formats in the interest of diverse readers/listeners, and also becaus...
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