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 […]
Ideological predecessors of the Tea Party, like the John Birch Society and the White Citizens Councils, mounted fierce resistance to racial equality in the United States. Their opposition to integration of public schools and transportation in the 1950s and 1960s Civil Rights Movement could be described as nothing short of terrorism. Today, that fierce racism […]
In the run-up to the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples in September at UN headquarters in New York, propaganda will inundate the infosphere, lending an atmosphere of pandemonium and leaving many hopeless about the prospects for conflict resolution between indigenous nations and modern states. For a few, though, widespread hopelessness within the Indigenous Peoples Movement, […]
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Twenty-two contributors share their experiences with Indigenous resurgence in "everyday" settings - those often unseen, unacknowledged actions that promote community health and well-being. Brought to you by the faculty and students of Indigenous Governance (IGOV) at the University of Victoria and the Indigenous Politics Program (UHIP) at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa.
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