George Manuel, chief of the National Indian Brotherhood (known today as the Assembly of First Nations), once remarked, “Assimilation is annihilation.” As president of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples from 1975-1981, Manuel’s work was foundational to the Indigenous Peoples Movement we see today. Assimilation of indigenous peoples by corporations, church and state is facilitated […]
Cultures as artifacts is part and parcel of consumer society. Cultures as political entities disrupts that consumption. Writing at Media Indigena, Sarah Hunt explains why Canada’s National Aboriginal Day is a celebration of assimilation.
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