Your work on the relationship between language and imperialism. Can you tell me more about this exploration?
This exploration is very much an outgrowth of my Masters research into Black-Indigenous solidarities, which itself stems from work I did as a policy analyst with the Canadian federal government leading engagement with Indigenous communities on the development of a national food policy from 2017-2019. That work forced me to engage with the question of what it means to be a Black woman on these lands—for me, specifically, the uncedeed and traditional territories of the Algonquin nation—but it also brought me to question the impacts of colonialism and imperialism in my own connection to the land of my ancestors—to our cosmologies and distinct ways of knowing and being.