An Anti-Colonial Approach to Abolition: Building Intentional Relations
INTRODUCTION FROM THE ISSUE EDITORS
Thalia Anthony is a mother, activist and academic who lives, works, and brings up her children on the unceded lands of the Eora Nation. She is proud of her Cypriot heritage and her long matrilineal and patrilineal lines of resisters to British and Turkish military occupation. She raises her children to act in solidarity with ongoing struggles against colonialism. Thalia is a Professor of Law at the University of Technology Sydney where she researches systemic colonial injustices against First Nations people and imagines a world where our unity prevails over the structures that divide us.
Vicki Chartrand is a Mama and Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at Bishop’s University, Quebec located on unceded Abenaki territory and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa located on unceded Algonquin and Anishinabek territory. Her work centres on collaborating for and with women and children, Indigenous communities, and people in prison. Pm8wzowinnoak Bishop’s kchi adalagakidimek aoak kzalziwi w8banakii aln8baïkik.
Tracey McIntosh is a Ngāi Tūhoe woman from Aotearoa//New Zealand and is a mother, grandmother, and abolitionist. She is a Professor of Indigenous Studies at the University of Auckland and a Commissioner of Te Kāhui Tare Ture (Criminal Cases Review Commission) tasked to look at miscarriages of justice. She works mainly with Māori women who have been incarcerated and recognizes them as experts of their own condition. Her work is premised on the idea of mokopunatanga that we must work with confidence that our grandchildren and our grandchildren’s grandchildren will flourish.