Seeing History


Artifacts are objects crafted and used for a particular purpose. Artifacts are not neutral and tell and celebrate specific narratives1.

1 Source: Oxford Languages

Reflection questions:
  • How do artifacts and narratives create safety for some, and a threat for others?
  • Who created the artifacts in Mat-Su communities, and why?

Settler Colonialism

Settler colonialism is a form of colonialism that seeks to replace the original population of a colonized land with a new society of settlers2.

2 Source: Learning for Justice Magazine
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A pattern is something from which a copy is made; a way something is done, organized or happens, often in a repeating series3.

3 Source: Cambridge English Dictionary

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Resistance is the act of fighting against something that is attacking you or refusing to accept something.

3 Source: Cambridge English Dictionary

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Reflection Questions:
  • Which patterns of resistance stand out to you
  • Which patterns of racism stand out to you?
  • How do you see these patterns operating today?
  • Which values underlie and support the patterns?