[I]mperialism cannot be struggled over only at the level of text and literature. Imperialism still hurts, still destroys and is reforming itself constantly. Indigenous peoples as an international group have had to challenge, understand and have a shared language for talking about the history, the sociology, the psychology and the politics of imperialism and colonialism as an epic story telling of huge devatation, painful struggle and persistent survival. We have become quite good at talking that kind of talk, most often amongst ourselves, for ourselves and to ourselves. […] The lived experiences of imperialism and colonialism contribute another dimension to the ways in which “imperialism” can be understood. This is a dimenstion that indigenous peoples know and understand well.
— Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Mäori (via selchieproductions)