Traditional food consumed by rural communities contain nutrients that are lacking in high- and middle-income countries
The Guardian, February 3, 2014
Unprecedented levels of chronic non-communicable diseases are prompting calls to revert to the diets of our ancestors to regain lost nutrients.
It is believed that such a shift would help to improve society’s relationship with the Earth and restore human and environmental health. Continue reading
Front of the march in Brisbane on Invasion Day, Jan 26, 2014.
Every January 26, Australia celebrates “Australia Day,” but for many Aboriginal peoples it has become known as Invasion Day. The annual mobilization includes rallies and events intended to challenge the state’s narrative of colonization and to promote Aboriginal resistance. Continue reading
Zapatistas march on Dec 21, 2012, in Chiapas.
by Laura Carlsen, Yes Magazine, Jan 17, 2014
There are two tests of social change movements: endurance and regeneration. After two decades, Mexico’s Zapatista movement can now say it passed both.
Thousands of Zapatistas turned out this month to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1994 uprising of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN). At the New Year festivities in the five caracoles, or regional centers of Zapatista autonomous government, veterans and adolescents not yet born at the time of the insurrection danced, flirted, shot off rockets, and celebrated “autonomy”—the ideal of self-government that lies at the heart of the Zapatista experience. Continue reading
Help Anishinabek youth in Southern Ontario come together to receive elder-guided spiritual training on our path to decolonization! Continue reading
Apache warriors, armed and ready to fight, with Geronimo on right.
by Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, Dec 13, 2013
A warrior is a person who prepares for and engages in warfare or fighting, not for personal gain but in the interests of his or her community. A warrior defends their people, territory, and way of life. These attributes distinguish a warrior from those who fight for personal motivations, such as money or power. Ideals such as sacrifice, courage, loyalty, and honour are often associated with the warrior. Continue reading
By Jeff Corntassel, posted in – Voices Rising on November 27th, 2013
Train blockade in Portage le Prairie, Manitboa, on Jan 16, 2013.
What happens when the salmon people can no longer catch salmon in their rivers? Or when the medicines, waters, and traditional foods that Indigenous people have relied on for millennia to sustain their communities become contaminated with toxins? And how will future generations view our efforts to protect and respect the places and relationships we value? It’s no accident that in places where Indigenous nations thrive on their homelands and exercise their self-determining authority, those natural environments are biologically diverse and healthy. State-run environments, on the other hand, are often sites of unlimited extraction, freshwater depletion, desertification, deforestation, and the overall destruction of genetic and biological diversity. The fact that over eighty percent of the world’s biodiversity thrives on Indigenous lands is not a coincidence. Continue reading
A Pataxo Indian takes part in the bow and arrow competition during the indigenous games in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.
Ministry of Natural Resources says Saugeen Lake resident does not have a permit to do the work
Darlene Necan constructing her house in northern Ontario, 2013.
CBC News, Nov 20, 2013
The province has ordered an aboriginal woman from northwestern Ontario to stop building a home on what she considers her family’s traditional land.
Darlene Necan is building her own home on her family’s traditional trapline, outside the boundaries of Saugeen First Nation, near Pickle Lake. Continue reading
By Johnny Hawk, Anishinabek News, Nov 19, 2013
Oshkimaadiziig Unity Camp.
A reclamation of Awenda Provincial Park is in its 19th month and nearby Springwater Provincial Park has also been occupied by members of Beausoleil First Nation.
“We began as a result of the illegal surrenders of our inherent rights and traditional territories along with the policies and laws enforced upon our people where the Chippewa Tri Council and Canada are in breach of the 1764 Niagara Covenant Chain Belt,” says camp spokesperson Kai Kai Kons. Continue reading
CBC News, Nov 05, 2013
A new website is calling for Aboriginal nations to move away from the Indian Act and towards autonomy and traditional governments.
Siku Allooloo is part Haitian, part Inuk, and now living in New York. She was part of a group of Native and non-Native people that drafted principles for the Indigenous Nationhood movement that were released this morning. Continue reading