University of Wisconsin-Madison held a panel to discuss how time is based in white supremacy.
>…time is perceived on reservations as a “human approach” which emphasizes a balance: “taking only what is necessary from the environment or peers.” By contrast, American campuses are “regimented.” There are schedules to follow and deadlines to meet, Besaw noted, and these are “difficult” and “unfamiliar” to Natives.
>…Natives’ perception of time is “non-linear,” and is a “medicine.” “Time is a medicine, it’s not this clock stuff,”
>“You’re gonna need this medicine called time. And that’s not to forget, it’s to heal.”