My favourite indigenous punk band 1876 have released a new EP and its fecking great.
“We carry the spirit of a People who are victorious!”: Honoring the Battle of Greasy Grass | NDN Collective
This year, 2021, marks 145 years since allied bands of Lakota, Dakota, Cheyenne, Arapaho and others defeated the 7th regiment of the US Cavalry led by General George Armstrong Custer. On June 25, 1876, the 7th Cavalry was tasked with removing Lakota and Cheyenne residents from the Little Bighorn River with the ultimate goal of forcing them onto reservations.
Pushed out and silenced: How one doctor was punished for speaking out about residential schools | CBC Radio
Cindy Blackstock was searching for allies in the history books. She was hoping to find someone who spoke out about residential schools, about the high death rate of students, the maltreatment of Indigenous children, and the inequalities. While reading A National Crime by historian John Milloy, Blackstock came across the work of Dr. Peter Henderson Bryce.
St. Ann’s Church in Hedley and the Lower Similkameen Indian Band church were destroyed by fire at about 4 a.m. Saturday. Two more Catholic churches on Indigenous land in B.C.’s Interior burned to the ground early Saturday morning.
The moment when the first EZLN delegation sets foot in European soil, some 500 years after the Spanish colonisers did the opposite journey, bringing genocide, militarism, disease, you name it to what we now know as South America. The Zapatistas actually disembarked on the same coast where the Spanish conquistadores left back then, and upon arriving they declared “You never managed to conquer us because we’re still here, resisting”.
They also renamed Europe as “slumik k’ ajxemk’ op” which in their language means ‘unsubmissive land’ that ‘fights back’
This first delegation is made of 3 women, 2 men, and 1 ‘otroa’ (the way the zapatistas refer to the non binary people) They arrived by boat and the location is full of symbolism. But it it’s only the first EZLN squadron to arrive, there are 160-200 more zapatistas due to arrive in the next few weeks (they’ll travel by plane) which will make the total of the EZLN delegation to “the other Europe’ (another way they call what we call Europe)
The airborne ‘invasion’ (another way they call their travels here 🙂 is at the moment still stuck in Mexico coz the Gov there is refusing to give passport to all of them. Visas apparently are sorted though.
or the time being there are 100’s of events organised throughout the Spanish State, as well as in places like Germany, Italy, Greece, France, and more.
Also worth noting that the man saying bye to the Zapatistas in the video is the German captain of La Montaña, the vessel that brought them from Mexico in a 50 day long sail.
From residential school survivor to master sk8er, strength and resilience
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced Tuesday that she is launching the Federal Indian Boarding School Truth Initiative, a first-of-its-kind comprehensive review of the “devastating history” of the U.S. government’s policy of forcing Native American children into boarding schools for assimilation into white culture.
More sorrow and trauma for indigenous people.
A First Nation in Canada’s Saskatchewan province is treating a now-defunct residential school as a “crime scene” following the discovery of 751 unmarked graves just weeks after a similar discovery in British Columbia prompted a fresh reckoning over the country’s colonial past.
Listen on Spotify: Amazing music by Indigenous artists from the northern part of Turtle Island.
I didnt know him well, but I had some good conversations on Facebook with him, a good thoughtful human being and a great musician. I played his tracks on the show and am really shocked and saddened to hear of his death. Rest In Power Eric Smiskin.
The Ojibwe singer became the first Indigenous person to win for best blues album. “It’s always been very important to me to try to break through the barriers into mainstream circles,” said the 37-year-old from Wiikwemkoong First Nation on Manitoulin Island, Ont.
TK’EMLUPS – With plenty of orange and purple shirts, drumming and songs, it was hard to miss the large group walking across the Red Bridge Friday morning (June 11) to begin ‘Walking Our Spirits Home.’ Hundreds of people began the first day of the three-day trek from Pioneer Park Friday, going over the Red Bridge to the Tk’emlúps Arbour, before continuing along Shuswap Road.
Two Catholic churches on First Nations reserves in western Canada have been destroyed by overnight fires that investigators are treating as suspicious. Early Monday morning, fires consumed both the Sacred Heart church, on territory of the Penticton Indian Band and the St Gregory’s church, on the territory of the Osoyoos Indian Band.