People & Groups Archives: Indigenous peoples

Are Indigenous People Backwards?

Are indigenous people backwards? Do they really need to be ‘rescued’ from their primitive way of life and introduced to this wonder of human civilization? Or is this a racist simplification? In this piece Chris challenges the notion that civilization is the ultimate way of life — a notion that has been used to justify … Continue reading Are Indigenous People Backwards?

Police Brutally Dismantle Indigenous Anti-Mining Roadblock In Philippines (Eyewitness Video)

The indigenous community of Didipio on the island of Luzon in the northern Philippines has been resisting foreign gold mining for decades. The gold mine, owned by Oceana Gold Philippines, Inc. (OGPI), has destroyed massive areas of jungle, poisoned the land and water, and displaced  hundreds of villagers. Two resistance figures were shot and killed … Continue reading Police Brutally Dismantle Indigenous Anti-Mining Roadblock In Philippines (Eyewitness Video)

Indigenous Peoples Denounce Discriminatory Response to COVID-19

The United States of America was founded on stolen land. The legacy of violence, discrimination, and criminal disregard for indigenous people continues today.  April 7, 2020 The undersigned Indigenous peoples and organizations write this letter to denounce the discriminatory response to COVID-19 and express our deep concern of the situation faced by hundreds of thousands … Continue reading Indigenous Peoples Denounce Discriminatory Response to COVID-19

What is Decolonization? Anti-Colonial and Cultural Resurgence Actions with Sakej Ward

What is decolonization? What does the term mean, and what is entailed? In this conversation, we discuss the question of decolonziation with Sakej Ward. Sakej (James Ward) belongs to the wolf clan. He is Mi’kmaw (Mi’kmaq Nation) from the community of Es-gen-oo-petitj (Burnt Church First Nation, New Brunswick). Having taught, organized, advised and led various … Continue reading What is Decolonization? Anti-Colonial and Cultural Resurgence Actions with Sakej Ward

Reconciliation Is Dead: A Strategic Proposal

Editor’s note: this piece began circulating in the wake of the raids on Wet’suwet’en territory. We have covered these topics and  discussed strategic approaches to escalation in recent weeks. This piece contributes to this ongoing discussion. Featured image via Unist’ot’en Camp. #ShutDownCanada #ReconciliationIsDead #RevolutionIsAlive. As with all cross-posts, sharing this does not imply that Aphonika … Continue reading Reconciliation Is Dead: A Strategic Proposal

BREAKING: Militarized Police Raid Wet’suwet’en First Nation

February 7th updates from Unist’ot’enCamp and Gidimten: The RCMP raid continues today as militarized, heavily-armed police backed up with K9 dogs, heavy equipment, and helicopters move further into Unist’ot’en territory. As we write this federal police are currently raiding the Gidimt’en checkpoint at 44km. 6:15pm: We are hearing that 30 RCMP are surrounding #Wetsuwetsuweten Hereditary … Continue reading BREAKING: Militarized Police Raid Wet’suwet’en First Nation

The Woman Who Remembered Paradise

Editor’s note: The following is the complete text of Larry Engelmann’s “The Woman Who Remembered Paradise,” which first appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, on July 10, 1988.  The “Westerners,” whom the Spaniards called the “San Juan Indians,” are elsewhere identified as the Amah Mutsun people, who lived and hunted in what are today’s San … Continue reading The Woman Who Remembered Paradise

Colonialism — The Green Flame Podcast

This episode of The Green Flame focuses on colonization and has three interviews: the first with Anne Keala Kelly, a native Hawaiian organizer, journalist, and award-winning filmmaker; the second with Mari Boine, a world-reknowned Sami indigenous musician; and the third with a river. We discuss colonization, history, tourism, the TMT telescope project on Mauna Kea, … Continue reading Colonialism — The Green Flame Podcast

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)