The U.S. Department of Interior announced Wednesday the restoration of more than 18,800 acres of land, known as the National Bison Range, so it can be returned to Indigenous tribes in Montana. The transfer will be issued from the Interior to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), specifically to be held for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) of the Flathead Reservation in Montana.
A 500-year-old relationship … coming out of conflict, colonialism, and denial. Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo called 8th Fire, “very, very powerful.” He said, “I was personally very emotionally moved by watching this documentary.” Join Wab Kinew on a two-minute walk through 500 years of aboriginal history and then watch the entire series below.
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.
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.
Unmarked graves containing the remains of 215 Indigenous children have been discovered on the grounds of a former residential school in the interior of southern British Columbia. The grim discovery at the former school near the town of Kamloops was announced late on Thursday by the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc people after the site was examined by a team using ground-penetrating radar.
Hughes says the money will be sent to the Indigenous land defenders to be used for legal aid and “costs associated with healing from RCMP violence.”
The Waterfall camp at Fairy Creek, shown here May 22. (Contributed/Rainforest Flying Squad) The protest camps have been broken up by RCMP over the last week, 53 arrested READ MORE: Arrests resume at logging protest camps on Vancouver Island A fundraiser for people who have been arrested for protesting old-growth logging over the last week has topped $18,000 since it was started on Sunday.
he dead don’t bury themselves. This is one of the first lessons that every student of archaeology must learn. A grave is never evidence of some Pompeii moment, a freeze-frame of someone as they were in life. It shows how that person was treated in death and by posterity.
YUMA – Preston Arrow-weed raises his rattle, crafted from an empty tin can, pebbles and a wooden handle, as he leads another in a series of songs that describe the lands, waters and ecology of the lower Colorado River Valley.
The apology marked the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest and 200 years of Mexican independence from Spain.
A hard truth exposed by the 27th grievance—and its racist depiction of Native Americans as “merciless Indian savages” In this way, the 27th grievance helped lay the foundation for an American nationalism that would demonize the continent’s indigenous people, especially when they resisted American aggressions.
The revolution wasn’t only an effort to establish independence from the British-it was also a push to preserve slavery and suppress Native American resistance. Professor of history at University of Oregon “We hold these truths to be self evident.”