In this article I will centre the historic and ongoing resistance of Indigenous
girls to violence through colonial policies and practices. I challenge conventional
intersectionality scholarship by foregrounding anti-colonialism and Indigenous
sovereignty/nationhood. Using examples from my own work, I illustrate the manifestation
of colonial power and persistent resistance in the lives of Indigenous
girls. Through these stories, I will discuss the everyday practices of witnessing and
resisting the discourses of risk. Red intersectionality will be offered as one way
forward in relation to my ongoing work on violence.