September 23, 2014
"There has been a war against Indigenous women since colonization and it is now time for Indigenous women to take their rightful place in society, whether it takes place in their own communities or in urban centres."

Beverly Jacobs, former NWAC President

September 23, 2014
#decolonize #streetart

#decolonize #streetart

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September 23, 2014
Paul Gilroy — "The Black Atlantic as a Counterculture of Modernity" [PDF]

A classic. Read and share.

September 23, 2014
via rpmfm

via rpmfm

September 21, 2014
"To be indigenous is to use our dreams, not as a way of thinking about what we are not, but was a way to interpret our reality, our circumstances. To be indigenous is to have a sense of community as a whole, a sense of exchanging and talking until we all have a similar vision of where we are going. To be indigenous is consensus and is reproducing certain ways of doing things. Being indigenous is to have a collective memory of our myths, the ramifications of our concepts, and of what is behind our language."

— Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez (Zapoteca)

(Source: igov382, via idlenomore)

September 21, 2014
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

Watch this.

(Source: sustainableprosperity, via cultureofresistance)

September 19, 2014
"the ongoing suffering in aboriginal communities is a direct result of centuries of dislocation, starvation and powerlessness, of governments that veered between criminal neglect and willful ethnic cleansing. We haven’t begun to absorb it, in part because the government doesn’t like the implications of acknowledging the simple facts of the genocide."

It’s getting harder to ignore Canada’s genocide

September 16, 2014
Thoughts on Indigeneity, Empire and Decolonization

culturite:

September 16, 2014
Decolonizing MMIW Campaigns and the Spectacle of Sexual Violence: 
Further to our post on Twitter, we are concerned about the rise of campaigns, like Spirit of Our Sisters, that position themselves as supporting and raising awareness about MMIW, but are created by photographers who themselves participate in further sexualizing young Indigenous women through media representation. 
This is both hypocritical and deeply problematic. We need to be attentive to how easily these narratives can be co-opted. Images are the currency of internet culture and we shouldn’t allow this double standard to be perpetuated without us calling image makers to account for their work—on all platforms and projects.   
Decolonize the spectacle of missing and murdered Indigenous women. 

Decolonizing MMIW Campaigns and the Spectacle of Sexual Violence:

Further to our post on Twitter, we are concerned about the rise of campaigns, like Spirit of Our Sisters, that position themselves as supporting and raising awareness about MMIW, but are created by photographers who themselves participate in further sexualizing young Indigenous women through media representation. 

This is both hypocritical and deeply problematic. We need to be attentive to how easily these narratives can be co-opted. Images are the currency of internet culture and we shouldn’t allow this double standard to be perpetuated without us calling image makers to account for their work—on all platforms and projects.   

Decolonize the spectacle of missing and murdered Indigenous women. 

September 15, 2014
"all the countries that have declared independence from the United Kingdom"

"all the countries that have declared independence from the United Kingdom"

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