"No Trespassing" - Gregg Deal // silkscreen print: https://squareup.com/market/gregg-deal/no-trespassing
In resistance to settler colonialism
UNITE. RISE. AND #DECOLONIZE
“inspired by the political resistance & warrior spirit of Indigenous peoples in the Americas since the onslaught of European Madness. It is a simple call for solidarity in Native America.”
We stand together.
UNITE. RISE. AND DECOLONIZE.
W̱SÁNEĆ territory — Members of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation and allies in the community will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the reclamation of PKOLS (the name of the mountain formerly known as Mount Douglas) with a community picnic on Thursday May 22, 2014.
The public is invited to gather at the base of the mountain (where Shelbourne meets Cedar Hill Road) at 5pm, walking to the summit for the picnic at 6pm.
“We want to make sure that people remember that the name PKOLS was put back on the mountain,” says Eric Pelkey, hereditary chief and treaty officer for the Tsawout Nation, part of the broader W̱SÁNEĆ Nation whose territory includes the Saanich Peninsula and southern Gulf Islands. “We want to keep it in the forefront of people’s minds. We don’t want it to be forgotten.”
“For us, it is the re-telling of the history behind the signing of the treaty. The treaty is still there. People still have rights under the treaty,” Pelkey says.
Members of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation are working with other Coast Salish Nations and indigenous and non-indigenous allies to commemorate PKOLS and other indigenous place names in the territory.
“The thunderbird is a spiritual entity,” says Charles Elliot, an artist, carver and community activist from Tsartlip Nation who designed the thunderbird on the wooden sign installed at the PKOLS summit in a ceremony attended by 800 people on May 22, 2013. “It is a high-up symbol which we think is fitting for the action that we are taking. The thunderbird symbolizes the importance of what we are doing.”
People are welcome and encouraged to attend the community picnic on Thursday May 22nd.
For further information, please contact:
Eric Pelkey, Tsawout Nation, 250-480-8526
Charles Elliott, Tsartlip Nation, 250-652-9564
Download the announcement here and spread the word.
Use the #PKOLS hashtag on social media to share your photos, videos and solidarity!
DECOLONIZE VICTORIA. SUPPORT THE RECLAMATION OF OUR SACRED NAMES AND PLACES.
Reform or Revolution: Art at the Left Forum
May 30 - June 1, 2014 | New York City
- Building Revolutionary Indigenous Movements for Decolonization through Music, Art and Digital Media
- Performance, Art, Video and Media: Demonstrating Protests of the 21st Century
- Reproducing Indigenous Culture as a Means of Resistance
- En(d)Gendering in Hip Hop
DECOLONIZE THE REVOLUTION.
— Fred Ho (composer/musician/activist)
— "Fugitive indigeneity: Reclaiming the terrain of decolonial struggle through Indigenous art" - Jarrett Martineau & Eric Ritskes
Featuring contributions from: Leanne Simpson, Luam Kidane, Brandy Nālani McDougall, Sandra Collins, David Winfield Norman, Celeste Pedri-Spade, Jenell Navarro, Susy J. Zepeda, Jade E. Davis, Susan D. Dion, Angela Salamanca, Wanda Nanibush, Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández.
And interviews with Rebecca Belmore, Tania Willard, Tom Greyeyes, and Walter Mignolo.
Cover art: “Yikáísdáhá” by Tom Greyeyes (Diné). Follow him on Tumblr: greyeyesart
Check out this amazing issue featuring Indigenous media, art, music and activism in struggle!
DECOLONIZE YOUR READING LIST.
Free City Radio II focuses on cooperative social and economic systems. As the crisis of neoliberal capitalism becomes more and more apparent, as the voracious environmentally destructive practices of extractive industries, like the tar sands in Canada, move to becoming the key to contemporary “economic development”, the necessity of alternative economic and social systems become more and more urgent. As people work to oppose these destructive practices of capitalism, we also need to focus on and reflect about possible collective ways to create a more sustainable society.
This zine includes a long article by Dru Oja Jay examining the state of the cooperative movement in the U.S. which also appears here on The Media Co-op. Also this zine includes original interviews with Darrin Qualman, activist, writer and long time associate with the National Farmers Union of Canada. In this zine Darrin speaks on the history of agricultural cooperatives in the prairie region of Canada, specifically in Saskatchewan.
Also in this zine is an interview with indigenous scholar and media activist Jarrett Martineau, offering an indigenous perspective on cooperative economics, looking at both post and pre colonial methods of indigenous social and economic organization as alternatives to the destructive wrath of corporate capitalism now voraciously attacking Mother Earth.
This edition of Free City Radio also includes art work by Bec Young from the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, drawings by Sylvia Nickerson and graphics via Decolonizing Media. Cover design is by Stefan Christoff remixing an M. C. Escher piece, interior layout / printing via KataSoho and the silk-screening printing by Jesse Purcell from Justseeds.
The second issue of Free City Radio is now available at the following local Montréal bookshops:
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore
211 Rue Bernard Ouest
Tél : 514-279-2224
Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore
2150 Bishop Street
Tél : 514-848-2046
The Word Bookstore Montreal
469 Rue Milton, Montreal
Tél : 514-845-5640
1915 Sainte-Catherine St W, Montreal
Tél : 514-931-3442
Librairie Le Port De Tête
262, av Mont-Royal E
5478 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal
Tél : 514-278-4879
Decolonizing media at work.