Category: Native American

Marina Sitrin: Against Thanksgiving – for Indigenous People’s History

There is a conscious choice to ignore the history and politics of Thanksgiving, together with the history that surrounds it

Kelly Hayes: On Holiday Myths and State Violence

One of the common refrains that Indigenous people in the United States are confronted with when they speak to this country’s history of genocide and repression is the claim that the harms Natives have historically endured are confined to the past. We are told that we are no longer living out the reality or the Read more…

Sarah Yozzo: Thanksgiving: celebrating the privilege to forget

Capitalism eats the lives of occupied peoples, collateral damage in a process of wealth accumulation

Roxanne Dunbar-ortiz: Imperial Myths: the Enduring Lie of the US’s Origin

This origin story of the United States, forms the core of US counterinsurgency, regeneration through violence, which produces responses that allows the aggressor to assume the mantel of the aggrieved

Sonali Kolhatkar: US Government Asks Native Hawaiians to Legitimize Occupation with Vote

Native Hawaiians are the last Indigenous population in the U.S. without their own government. But what they want is independence, not legal recognition

Debra Loevy: Do Indian Lives Matter? Police Violence Against Native Americans

Our legal system is stacked against Native Americans, and that system is the culmination of a long history of oppression

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.

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…

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