For a non-Indigenous person, decolonization also begins at the individual level, recognizing and refuting colonialism; the conscious and unconscious manifestations including the microaggressions that are so rampant most people don't even think about (i.e. referring to a group of people gathered together as having a 'pow wow'). Lowman & Barker (2015) offer the following clarification on decolonization from a settler perspective:
"We use decolonization...to describe an intensely political transformative process with the goal of regenerating Indigenous nationhood and place-relationships while dismantling structures of settler colonialism that oppose or seek to eliminate Indigenous peoples from the land." (pg 111).(1)
Truly meaningful decolonization is going to be a lengthy process and in order for Canada to become the friendly, open, welcoming country it espouses to be, the work of decolonization cannot fall upon the shoulders of Indigenous peoples. Decolonization must be a partnership endeavor.
The following video featuring Taiaiki Alfred talks about decolonization from a resurgence perspective.