People & Groups Archives: Indigenous peoples

Yakama Nation calls for removal of Columbia River dams

Editors note: The Columbia River has been turned into a slave of civilization, forced to provide hydroelectricity, barge transport, and irrigation water to cities and big agribusiness. It is shackled in concrete and dying from  dams, from overfishing, from toxins, from nuclear waste, from acoustic barrages and armored shorelines and logging and endless  atrocities. We … Continue reading Yakama Nation calls for removal of Columbia River dams

Resistance Profile: Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN)

Editors note: this material is excerpted from a Deep Green Resistance  database called “Resistance Profiles,” which explores various movements, their strategies and tactics, and their effectiveness. We encourage you to study all social movements to learn from their successes and failures. Goal To protect indigenous autonomy, their connection with their hereditary land, and combat forces … Continue reading Resistance Profile: Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN)

Climate, (Lightning) Strike Reflections

From Illahee Spirit Runners / Occupied Kalapuya land Decision to take action for global youth climate strike was a chance to try to unite and get some new energy to continue our current efforts to protect wolves knowing the struggle to protect wolves is related to all life because its tied directly to the land/habitat. … Continue reading Climate, (Lightning) Strike Reflections

Mauna Kea: What it is, why it’s happening, and why we should all be paying attention

Nikki Sanchez / Intercontinential Cry Featured image: Tim Rawle, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 At the base of Mauna Kea, the world’s tallest mountain and the first point on earth where raindrops touch the earth, the largest land defense action in modern Hawaiian history is currently in taking place and the entire movement is being guided by … Continue reading Mauna Kea: What it is, why it’s happening, and why we should all be paying attention

Native Youth Movement Statement on Social Media

Editor’s Note: this piece comes from the Native Youth Movement, a cross-nation warrior society for indigenous youth on Turtle Island. We do not agree with every detail of this piece, but consider it a good primer on this topic and a look at how traditionally-minded indigenous people are approaching the internet, social media, pornography, and … Continue reading Native Youth Movement Statement on Social Media

Are Humans Inherently Destructive?

By Max Wilbert / Featured Image: San People in southern Africa making friction fire. Photo by Isewell, used under the CC BY-SA 2.5 license. Are humans inherently destructive? Are we, as a species, some sort of  cancer on the planet? Are we “destined” to destroy the planet because we are “too smart” and  “too successful”? … Continue reading Are Humans Inherently Destructive?

War on the Amazon Rainforest

By Max Wilbert The Amazon Rainforest is on fire. But the fire is merely a symptom of deeper problems, not root cause. Therefore, simply putting out the fires does not solve the problem.  To protect the Amazon rainforest, we need a deeper understanding of threats to it. For this, we turn to the indigenous people, … Continue reading War on the Amazon Rainforest

Communique from the EZLN (The Zapatista Army of National Liberation)

Editors note: this article contains material excerpted from an August 2019 Communique from the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee—General Command of the Zapatista Army for National  Liberation,  Mexico. Image by Nick Rahaim, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 August 17, 2019 We bring you our word. The same word as yesterday, today, and tomorrow. It is the word of … Continue reading Communique from the EZLN (The Zapatista Army of National Liberation)

Defending Earth Now More Dangerous Than Some War Zones

By Jayalaxshmi Mistry / Republished from The Conversation, CC license. Despite centuries of persecution, indigenous groups still manage or have tenure rights over at least a quarter of the world’s land surface. Often inhabiting these lands as far back as memory extends, they share a deep and unique connection to their environment. Recently released figures … Continue reading Defending Earth Now More Dangerous Than Some War Zones

Indigenous Leader: “We’re fighting NOT to have roads or electricity.”

Editors note: in her book Solar Storms, the Chickasaw writer Linda  Hogan describes the changes that come with electrification of a rural indigenous community: “In a split second, the world changed. Even the migratory animals, who flew or swam by light, grew confused… once seen, it could  easily have become a need or desire. With … Continue reading Indigenous Leader: “We’re fighting NOT to have roads or electricity.”