Zainab Amadahy is a mother, writer and activist. Her publications include the novel The Moons of Palmares (Sister Vision Press, 1998) and an essay in the anthology Strong Women Stories (Sumach Press, 2003). She also co-authored “Indigenous Peoples and Black People in Canada: Settlers or Allies?” in Breaching the Colonial Contract (Springer, 2010).
While specific spiritual beliefs are as varied as the distinct First Nations communities on this land, Indigenous world views generally operate from a framework of interconnectedness whereby relationship is the lens through which we understand and sense the world. It informs the ultimate vision of sovereignty and decolonization, and impacts the goals, strategies and tactics of our activism.