Our old people watched the hawks carrying the fire stick to light the bush to flush out game, and this is where we learnt fire stick farming, from our relations the hawks, for we are one in our sharing of life and knowledges.
I proposed three small steps to subvert grafting in the research process: (1) making grafting visible by highlighting the absences of our modes of inquiry and learning how to write tentatively about our data and findings, (2) using metaphor and poetry to disrupt sense- making and prompt sense-sensing in the experience of readers, and (3) turning our attention to and historicizing the referents that circumscribe Western frameworks of reasoning so we can recognize these referents in our researcher-selves and in our writing.
we have historically inherited an imaginary circumscribed by specific referents and that these referents also form the DNA of our modern institutions and forms of knowledge production, especially educational and research institutions. These institutions have a specific national mandate to reproduce these referents to construct a sense of social cohesion and intelligibility, which has the effect of reproducing onto-epistemic hegemony. Thus, our self-image and desires for security, certainty, control, comfort, and autonomy have depended on the reproduction of these referents and the denial of other possibilities of knowing or being.
the need for remembering forgotten ancestral literacies that situate Western sciences within a relatively useful, but ultimately a severely limited, framework for conceptualizing existence.