OUR STORY

The Afrocentric Research Agenda

Uniformity and hierarchy are NOT the destination. The hubris of white-settler scholarship that is limited to the binary of right and wrong, concerning events that took place in the remote past, is not our way!

The Afrocentric Research Agenda is a journey of UNITY!

Our contextual heritages, politics, and cultural considerations can be respectfully interwoven. Our distinctiveness remains distinct, but there are important places where our issues and methodologies must intersect to preserve the truth, the law, Ma'aT

"Stories of research experiences, examples of projects, critical examination, and mindful reflection [can be] woven together to make meaningful and practical designs related to Foundational Black indigenous issues and research."

- (JO-ANN ARCHIBALD, STO:LO NATION AND DIRECTOR OF THE FIRST NATIONS HOUSE OF LEARNING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA)

The Afrocentric Research Agenda aims to:

  • Foster a self determined (ATUM) Afrocentric Pedagogy in the pre-creation of academic merit.

  • Enable a transformative (Khepera) methodological approach to Afrocentric knowledge creation, research, and production.

  • Expand (PTAH) the critical development of accurate reckoning, within and without the Diaspora.

  • Promote the ancestral ethical principles (MA’AT) of right mindedness in knowledge production.

  • Bolster the healing landscape of consciously recovered knowledge (SANKOFA), into the collective and individual restoration of who we are now.

  • Recover the state of no-state, autogenous, knowing (NUN) that binds the divine potential of the first peoples’ natural relationship with our world.

  • The student becomes the teacher, becomes the student.

**First Frequency consciousness is a concept created by SHOCK Metaphysics (2020)

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The Phillipe Mathews Afrocentric Research Scholarship