28 11 2012

“Decolonization is about centering our concerns and world views and then coming to know and understand theory and research from our own perspectives and for our own purposes” (1999, 39). Thus understood, this task of decolonizing education requires the centering of an Indigenous renaissance and its empowering intercultural diplomacy.”- -Linda Tuhiwai Smith, one of the leading theorists of decolonization of the Maori in New Zealand