A Look at Ien Ang’s theorizing of intellectual work versus academic work: The Power of Decolonial Love as seen in Our People Will Be Healed
The essay examines the decolonial pedagogy of the Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Resource Centre seen in Alanis Obomsawains’ 2017 documentary, Our People Will Be Healed. The film is a work of decolonial love as it illustrates how a school operates within a colonial system to strengthen Indigenous cultural connections in their students. Decolonial love is conceptualized by Clelia O. Rodríguez, but is not easily defined. She links decolonial love to the academy and the important intellectual work that happens within the ivory tower to facilitate cultural change.