Becoming Kin

An Indigenous Call to Unforgetting the Past and Reimagining Our Future

English language

Published Nov. 25, 2022 by 1517 Media.

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3 stars

Finding this book a little difficult to rate. The first 2/3 or so is mostly a summary of settler colonialism. If you are familiar with the issue and some of the source material, it isn't groundbreaking. It is; however, a mostly very readable summary. I say mostly because she often writes with a perspective of reforming christianity and as a non-christian I often felt like this book wasn't meant for me. It is presented a bit like here is how indigenous think and here is how christians think and there is our conflict. Ummmmm. Also, as an adoptee, I feel a bit mixed. She is clear about the loss and separation that adoption signifies for many native ppl and how disconnection is key to colonialism, but she was a social worker who presents adoption as an ambiguous result of one of her cases. Also, like so many others, she focuses …