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Decolonizing wealth : indigenous wisdom to heal divides and restore balance / Edgar Villanueva ; foreword by Jennifer and Peter Buffett.

Villanueva, Edgar, (author.).

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Summary:

Decolonizing Wealth is a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance. Award-winning philanthropy executive Edgar Villanueva draws from the traditions from the Native way to prescribe the medicine for restoring balance and healing our divides. Though it seems counterintuitive, the philanthropic industry has evolved to mirror colonial structures and reproduces hierarchy, ultimately doing more harm than good. After 14 years in philanthropy, Edgar Villanueva has seen past the field's glamorous, altruistic façade, and into its shadows: the old boy networks, the savior complexes, and the internalized oppression among the "house slaves," and those select few people of color who gain access. All these funders reflect and perpetuate the same underlying dynamics that divide Us from Them and the haves from have-nots. In equal measure, he denounces the reproduction of systems of oppression while also advocating for an orientation towards justice to open the floodgates for a rising tide that lifts all boats. In the third and final section, Villanueva offers radical provocations to funders and outlines his Seven Steps for Healing. With great compassion--because the Native way is to bring the oppressor into the circle of healing--Villanueva is able to both diagnose the fatal flaws in philanthropy and provide thoughtful solutions to these systemic imbalances. Decolonizing Wealth is a timely and critical book that preaches for mutually assured liberation in which we are all inter-connected.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 339.22 VIL 2018 (Text) 33892100609230 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/07/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781523097890
  • ISBN: 1523097892
  • Physical Description: xiii, 217 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Oakland, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-198) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Where it hurts -- Stolen and sold -- Arriving at the plantation -- House slaves -- Field hands -- The overseers -- Freedom -- How to heal -- Grieve -- Apologize -- Listen -- Relate -- Represent -- Invest -- Repair.
Summary, etc.:
Decolonizing Wealth is a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance. Award-winning philanthropy executive Edgar Villanueva draws from the traditions from the Native way to prescribe the medicine for restoring balance and healing our divides. Though it seems counterintuitive, the philanthropic industry has evolved to mirror colonial structures and reproduces hierarchy, ultimately doing more harm than good. After 14 years in philanthropy, Edgar Villanueva has seen past the field's glamorous, altruistic façade, and into its shadows: the old boy networks, the savior complexes, and the internalized oppression among the "house slaves," and those select few people of color who gain access. All these funders reflect and perpetuate the same underlying dynamics that divide Us from Them and the haves from have-nots. In equal measure, he denounces the reproduction of systems of oppression while also advocating for an orientation towards justice to open the floodgates for a rising tide that lifts all boats. In the third and final section, Villanueva offers radical provocations to funders and outlines his Seven Steps for Healing. With great compassion--because the Native way is to bring the oppressor into the circle of healing--Villanueva is able to both diagnose the fatal flaws in philanthropy and provide thoughtful solutions to these systemic imbalances. Decolonizing Wealth is a timely and critical book that preaches for mutually assured liberation in which we are all inter-connected.
Subject: Income distribution > United States.
Wealth > United States.
Unjust enrichment > United States.
Restitution > United States.
Indians of North America.
Slavery > United States.
Postcolonialism > United States.

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