Speaking truth to power: Indigenous storytelling as an act of living resistance

This article details the ways in which decolonization is being theorized and practiced not in Western institutions, but in the daily practices of Indigenous communities throughout the world. While the ways in which Indigenous communities enact decolonization are numerous and multifaceted, this article focuses on the practice of storytelling and the preservation of Indigenous knowledges through this practice. In doing so, the article highlights the importance of storytelling in maintaining Indigenous sovereignty and how these practices work to “deconstruct colonial ways of coming to know” and work to construct alternative ways of knowledge cultivation both within and outside of a typically Western framework.