Landback: Indigenous Peoples Regain Redwoods Forest Lands

by Minnie Bruce Pratt, published on Workers World, February 9, 2022 Indigenous peoples regain redwoods forest lands on unceded land of the Onondaga Nation, Haudenosaunee Confederacy. The growing LandBack movement by Indigenous nations won another significant victory Feb. 1, when more than 500 acres of the “Lost Coast” in California was transferred to the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council. (sinkyone.org) The[…]

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Clyde Bellecourt: the Thunder Before the Storm

by Stephanie Tromblay, published on Workers World, January 18, 2021 Hundreds gathered to honor the life of Clyde Bellecourt, White Earth Ojibwe, in Minneapolis, Jan. 13. Bellecourt, 85, was the last living founding member of the American Indian Movement and a lifelong civil-rights activist known worldwide. (Star Tribune, Jan. 13) Bellecourt, whose Ojibwe name is Neegawnwaywidung, (the Thunder Before the[…]

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World Gathering of Peoples for Our Mother Earth and against the Climate Crisis – Conclusions Document

by Justine Teba, published on The Red Nation, October 23, 2021 Global Encounter of Peoples in Favor of Mother Earth and Against the Climate Crisis Topic 1. Facing the climate crises structurally from the perspective of the peoples. Topic 2. Urgent calling of Mother Earth to combat the climate crisis. Topic 3. Integral actions to combat the climate crisis and[…]

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Decolonization : Survival : Water : Life

by Steven Salaita, published on Mondoweiss, October 11, 2021 During the summer of 2016, thousands of people representing dozens of nations converged on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in the American state currently known as South Dakota.  They arrived to prevent the destruction of land and water by a foreign oil company.  Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas, a regular in[…]

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Columbus Day Toppled in Boston

by K. James, published on Workers World, October 12, 2021 A stunning victory for the people of Boston, and for Indigenous people everywhere! The message is clear: we can replace ‘Columbus’ Day with ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day  [jb] In a major victory for Indigenous people everywhere, Boston Mayor Kim Janey signed an Executive Order declaring the second Monday in October to[…]

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Indigenous People’s Day Reminds Us To Acknowledge And Support Indigenous Struggles

by Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, October 21, 2021 Today is Indigenous Peoples Day. Across the country, a growing number of cities and states are recognizing this day in place of the traditional Columbus Day. This change reflects the growing awareness that holidays like Columbus Day are used to rewrite the past and uphold institutions of white supremacy, racism[…]

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Indigenous Resistance Disrupts Billions Of Tons Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Annually

by Collin Rees, published on Popular Resistance, September 2, 2021 A New Report Bemidji, Minnesota — The Indigenous Environmental Network and Oil Change International are releasing a new report titled Indigenous Resistance Against Carbon. The report analyzes the impact that Indigenous resistance to fossil fuel projects in the United States and Canada has had on greenhouse gas emissions over the past 10 years. From the struggle[…]

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The Terrible Origins of July 4th

by Margaret Kimberley, published on FreedomRider:BlackAgendaReport, July 1, 2021 The British crown and the colonists were both determined to seize lands from native peoples and to continue enslavement.” “White settlers were in a constant state of fear of slave revolts.” “He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless[…]

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Apache Stronghold Forces U.S. Government Retreat

by an Anonymous Guest Offer, published on Workers World, March 9, 2021 Apache Stronghold Makes U.S. Government Retreat Causing 9th Circuit Denial of Emergency Injunction.  Case Still proceeds on Expedited Basis OAK FLAT, AZ — This afternoon [March 5] the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Apache Stronghold’s appeal of U.S. District Court Judge Steven Logan’s Feb. 12, 2021, ruling.[…]

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