Category: Indigenous

Eriel Deranger: The fight against tar sands is about more than the environment

Over the past half century a social justice revolution has unfolded and contributed to the realisation that environmental movements have serious shortcomings, including the role they play in the continued oppression of others

Pamela D. Palmater: Canada Is in a Crisis of Epic Proportions

Indigenous peoples, the environment and basic human rights and freedoms have all been sacrificed under Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government

Robert Jensen: Politicizing Columbus Day

Although the movement to stop honoring Christopher Columbus with a holiday is gaining support, most of white America would prefer to avoid the subject

Kevin Zeese: War Culture, What’s It Good For?

How does the US move from a country dominated by war culture to one dominated by a humanitarian culture?

Julian Brave NoiseCat: Indigenous Leaders Want Pope Francis To Rescind Bull Justifying Imperialism

The Doctrine of Discovery, which allowed taking indigenous land 500 years ago, still underpins Indian law in the U.S.

David Bacon: The Pacific Coast Farm Worker Rebellion

Mixtec and Triqui farm workers in the U.S. and Mexico also share a common history of labor organizing

Vincent Emanuele: River of Souls: Colonialism’s Toxic Legacy

“The more things change, the more they remain the same.” — Jean-Baptise Alphonse Karr Recently, a contractor working for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Mountain West state of Colorado unintentionally released 3 million gallons of toxic mine waste into the Animas River. Right now, people in the US are debating the efficacy of the Read more…

Kathy Kelly: Replanting

Our shared future requires faith that whatever lays ahead, small gestures undertaken now – a folded message, a careful planting – are not lost

Bill Fletcher: History is not the past

Review of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Pamela D. Palmater: Stephen Harper Continues Canada’s Legacy of Genocide and Denial

Institutionalized racism in Canada is perpetuating the crisis of murdered and missing Indigenous women

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