The Lived Indigenous Experience and Colonial Repercussions in Alicia Elliott’s A Mind Spread Out On The Ground

Alicia Elliott is a Haudenosaunee woman born in the United States but she moved to Six Nations of the Grand River reserve in Ontario, Canada as a young girl. On this reserve, she and her family lived in poverty and without running water, which she explicitly explores as a legacy of colonization. She writes an honest memoir which not only guides the reader through her own journey of self as a biracial Indigenous woman, but also works to actively condemn Canada’s nation-building history and policies which actively undermined Indigenous ways of life and that have repercussions to this day.

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Elliott, Alicia. Photo of Alicia Elliott’s book cover. Instagram, 7 Aug 2020, https://www.instagram.com/p/CDmZPNrgohd/?igshid=vrmdjgfpixep
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Elliott, Alicia. Photo of Alicia Elliott. Instagram, 30 Oct 2020, https://www.instagram.com/p/CG-tzjFgO46/?igshid=1h1ucwqmwi94m

Works Cited

Elliott, Alicia. A Mind Spread Out On The Ground. Anchor Canada Penguin Random House, 2020.

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