In this short clip, Jack Woodward, of the Victoria-based law firm Woodward & Company, talks about something you probably never learned in school: how Canada’s most western province came to be known as “British Columbia”. If you’re aware of the BC Treaty process and the ongoing land theft taking place in the region, not to […]
In the following presentation, Claudia Magallanes-Blanco from the University of Western Sydney talks about the role of video activism as a world-wide tool for empowerment and the Chiapas Media Project, a collaborative effort based in Mexico that provides indigenous Zapatistas in Chiapas and peasants in Guerrero with training and equipment to produce their own videos. […]
Here’s an October 23rd report from Democracy Now on the Indigenous and popular mobilization in Colombia. 10,000-strong, the movement of indigenous people, campesinos, sugar cane workers, Afro-Colombian communities, and others who demand the transformation of Colombia, have been marching down the Pan-American Highway since Tuesday. They are headed to the city of Cali, where they […]
In this 10 minute video, Clayton Thomas-Mueller, of the Mathais Colomb Cree Nation (Pukatawagan) in Northern Manitoba, talks about the Alberta Tar Sands industrial project, its effect on the health of indigenous communities, and the industry’s role in continuing Canada’s exploitative colonial legacy. An activist for Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice, Thomas-Mueller is the organizer […]
The Anishinabek have launched a campaign to get rid of the term “Aboriginal.” According to a recent press release, Chiefs from the 42 member-communities endorsed a resolution during their annual Grand Council Assembly that characterizes the word as “another means of assimilation through the displacement of our First Nation-specific inherent and treaty rights.” “It’s actually […]
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