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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Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day By Supporting Indigenous Resistance

By Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, October 11, 2020 This weekend, celebration of Indigenous People’s Day will replace the federal holiday, Columbus Day, in at least eight states and over 130 cities in 34 states. Along with the toppling of Columbus statues and the removal of a racial slur as a name for a major football team, this signals[…]

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Colonial Domination and Racism Against Indigenous People in Canada

“I just hope it doesn’t happen to anybody else.” Indigenous Grandfather and Granddaughter handcuffed by Vancouver Police while trying to open a bank account in Vancouver. By Tamara Hansen, published on Fire This Time Newsletter, Volume 14, Issue 2, February, 2020 On December 20, 2019, Maxwell Johnson of the Heiltsuk First Nation and his 12-year-old granddaughter, Tori-Anne, entered a Bank[…]

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