Ward Churchill: I Am Indigenist

[This essay is part of the ZNet Classics series. Three times a week we will re-post an article that we think is of timeless importance. This one was first published September 20, 2000.]     The growth of ethnic consciousness and the consequent mobilization of Indian communities in the Western hemisphere since the early 1960s have Read more…

Ward Churchill: Indigenism, Anarchism, and the State

Ward Churchill is one of the most outspoken activists and scholars in North America and a leading commentator on indigenous issues. Churchill’s many books include Marxism and Native Americans; Fantasies of the Master Race; Struggle for the Land; The COINTELPRO Papers; Genocide, Ecocide, and Colonization; Pacifism as Pathology; and A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust Read more…

Ward Churchill: Who’s the Terrorist?

Once again what I have said has been turned into the opposite of itself. First, Dan Caplis, Craig Silverman and numerous other right-wing media spinmeisters asserted that I “advocated” terrorist attacks on the United States in my Op-Ed piece of Sept. 12, 2001. Even a casual reading of that piece, as well as the 300-page Read more…

Ward Churchill: What Did I Really Say? And Why Did I Say It?

Thanks to Clarke Iakovakis for the transcription. Emma Perez: I’m Emma Perez; I’m the new chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies [applause]. I’m very proud to be the chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies; I’m very proud of my colleagues; I’m very happy and proud to stand here with my colleague Ward Churchill, Read more…

Ward Churchill: Churchill Replies

In the last few days there has been widespread and grossly inaccurate media coverage concerning my analysis of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, coverage that has resulted in defamation of my character and threats against my life. What I actually said has been lost, indeed turned into Read more…

Ward Churchill: Resistance to War, Occupation, and Empire

On Sunday, August 8, Ward Churchill was the keynote speaker at the 15th annual Under the Volcano: Festival of Art and Social Change, Celebrating Peoples Resistance to War, Occupation and Empire, Vancouver, British Columbia. Siyo, oseeju. Hello my relatives, it’s good to see you here. And isn’t here a beautiful place, and isn’t this a Read more…

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