I always find it intriguing...when
academia spends so much time interviewing indigenous people. Then they wrap up the information and pitch it in international conferences and also use it to their advantage.
The indigenous person has given/empowered the researcher and accelerated their career, and the indigenous person gains nada/ nothing / fuckall.
Then one day the indigenous person goes to school
and is taught
'case studies' and learnings
packaged in foreign terms and
by then methodologicalised, westernised, academic-infused, theorised
of its original essence and mana.
when you take the time to peel pack the layers of convoluted and foreign terms,
The indigenous perspective.
It is no longer part of you.
It is the property.
of someone else.