When you start talking about a surveillance state, certainly on an overall level I get worried and suspicious about it. But I also think, “Welcome to the Indian world!” All of a sudden all these white folks are feeling a slight taste of what it is to be black, living where they’re being watched and judged and potentially a suspect. But of course the government has been spying on us. I was not shocked by the report. In fact, I was shocked that it wasn’t bigger.
There’s a special place in hell for non-Natives who think that they’re the epitome of decolonization and enlightenment because they reblog posts about Indigenous issues and how Canada isn’t paradise but still perpetuate colonialist narratives in meat space and talk over Native people.