Indigenous teachings are thousands of years old. People born into these traditions are raised into knowledge that those born outside do not—and should not—have. Do not steal from others traditions. Instead, research your own family history and connect to your own roots. This award-winning documentary deals with the popularization and commercialization of Native American spiritual … Continue reading White Shamans and Plastic Medicine Men
In this informative and inspiratinal video the Onondaga Historical Association host a collaborative talk between Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner (author, lecturer, performance interpreter of women’s rights history, and Executive Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation) and Jeanne Shenandoah, a member of the Eel Clan of the Onondaga Nation, and a member of the Haudenosaunee … Continue reading Sisters In Spirit: The Iroquois Influence On Early American Feminists
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
In this episode of The Green Flame podcast, we speak with Sakej Ward. Sakej (James Ward) belongs to the wolf clan. He is Mi’kmaw (Mi’kmaq Nation) from the community of Esgenoopetitj (Burnt Church First Nation, New Brunswick). He is the father of nine children, four grandchildren and a caregiver for one. Sakej is a veteran … Continue reading Decolonization and Resistance: A Conversation with Sakej Ward
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
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
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
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
by Liam Campbell “Disneyland is presented as imaginary in order to make us believe that the rest is real, whereas all of Los Angeles and the America that surrounds it are no longer real, but belong to the hyperreal order and to the order of simulation.” — Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation Reality prevailed on … Continue reading Is Hyperreality Consuming Nature?
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?