Lets get all the Aboriginal, First Nations and Indigenous people in attendance to connect as early in the camp as possible so we can plan our time together.
What does a decentralized web bring to Indigenous knowledges and methods of resistance? How do we use this technology to resist differing forms of colonialism at its different fazes of occupation and erasure? It is integral that Aboriginal people have the space and time for closed group discussions to center our voices and knowledges. A tent has been funded to allow a safe space for meetings, collaboration and imaginings of Indigenous futures.
A number of people have been involved in making dweb camp accessible. There are many Aboriginal, First Nations and Indigenous technologists, poets, activists and writers in attendance.
This proposed project programme is intended to contribute to opening space throughout the camp for us to connect directly with one another to start figuring out what we can do together throughout and beyond the camp.
Hopes and Dreams
The hope is that we connect and lay the foundations for a distributed web of connection upon which we can slowly build trust, connection, mutual aid and solidarity once we return to our communities, lands, creations and resistances.
Laniyuk is an award winning queer Aboriginal poet born of a French mother and a Larrakia, Kungarrakan and Gurindji father. Her poetry and short memoir reflects the intersectionality of her cross cultural and queer identity. She contributed to the book Colouring the Rainbow: Blak Queer and Trans Perspectives. She is currently exploring the intersection of her poetry, decolonial theory and P2P technologies (poetic computation ala Taeyoon Choi) co-running workshops for queer people of color in Melbourne exploring accessibility and safety of P2P technologies. She has also run decolonial lectures and workshops for universities and in Aotearoa New Zealand at the first Scuttlebutt gathering.
This project is open only to people who identify as Aboriginal, First Nations and Indigenous.
Opportunities for us to meet are rare. Lets connect- Organise. Decolonise. Indigenise.
A tent has been reserved which can be used for adhoc meetings in addition to those being made available and scheduled by the camp organisers. This space is ours to share and organise without adding logistical pressures to the organisers and space stewards.
The tent is doubling as a sleeping spot for a few people, so please bare in mind that it will also need to be a space for sleep and down time.
As a matter of priority we should all meet and connect as soon after the camp begins as possible. The format can be co-designed once we have met. This might include but not limited to:
Hi @laniyuk If you can fill out the form (just cut and paste from here) on this page that would help. https://dwebcamp.org/proposals/
I'm wondering: Do you want to hold this in your tent? That works for us, but how will they find it? You may want to host your conversation in someplace like the Dome of Decentralization or Wayback Wheel first--and if you find that too large a space, you could move to a more private spot once your group gathers.
@whanamura many thanks, I have now submitted the project proposal.
Initially hosting in a larger space is a great idea. If you could help arrange that early in the schedule it would be very much appreciated. As you say, if the venue feels too large we can always then decide to move.