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Lori Barkley

Lori Barkley is a political anthropologist, educator, activist, and radio show co-host (What If, KCR). After teaching in the post-secondary system in BC for over 25 years, she left teaching for the academic freedom of working in the Sinixt matriarchy. She now consults with settler governments and NGOs on working towards more just relationships with Sinixt Peoples. She is co-author of Sinixt in the Slocan: The Last 3,000 Years, Burning off the Colonial Fog (Rejoinder), and Decolonizing Sinixt “Extinction: Settler Allies in Indigenous Resurgence (Histories, Myths and Decolonial Interventions: A Planetary Resistance Routledge).

Kootenay Yoga Festival Offering
Moving Towards Discomfort: Radical Inclusion and Sinixt Resurgence

Lori Barkley, Staff Anthropologist with Autonomous Sinixt, will host a discussion on Sinixt, “extinction”, and engaging with the discomfort of being a settler in unceded, contested territory. The focus is on how to embrace and foster radical inclusion in the struggle for Sinixt resurgence in their tmxwúlaʔxw and moving from the hollow language of reconciliation to action for change.