What Is My Story? by Drew Michael

I never heard the term “decolonization” before. Here are some definitions:

Process by which colonies become independent of the colonizing country

Encyclopedia Brittanica

The undoing of colonialism, where a nation establishes and maintains its domination over dependent territories”


The process of breaking your identity with and loyalty to this culture—industrial capitalism, and more broadly civilization—and remembering your identification with and loyalty to the real physical world, including the land where you live

Derrick Jensen, quoted at Unsettling America

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Sunday, September 3, 2017, 7:45 am

I kind of feel like I should let the pictures do all the talking.

And it started when the plane took off Friday. I had a window seat and got some great photos as we flew out of SeaTac. Landing in Juneau was no less impressive, though the weather was quite changed.

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Juneau, Alaska

I’m off to spend the weekend in Juneau.

I’ve spent the entire summer in Seattle, which isn’t necessarily a terrible thing. The weather here is beautiful in the summertime.

But it’s nice to have a little getaway, so with the three‐day Labor Day weekend coming up, I decided to make a quick trip to the Alaska panhandle. In 2003 I went to the Kenai peninsula, Anchorage, and Denali, but I haven’t ever been to the panhandle. It’s just a 2 1/2 hour flight, so off I go!
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