Category Archives: Colonization
PM Trudeau’s PR disaster in Kamloops
Prime Minister Trudeau’s “town hall” meeting in Kamloops on January 9, 2019, saw him face tough questions about his government’s relations with Indigenous peoples, pipelines, and the recent RCMP assault on the Unist’ot’en camp. Read the rest of this entry
PDF: Colonizacion y Decolonizacion
Comrades have translated the Colonization and Decolonization Manual into Spanish. You can get the PDF here: Colonizacion y Decolonizacion Un Manual Para la Liberacion de los Pueblos Originarios en el siglo XXI.
Unmarked graves of children from residential school found beneath Manitoba RV park
CTV News, August 31, 2018
Campers have for years parked their RVs at the Turtle Crossing campground along the Assiniboine River in Manitoba, without knowing that it’s situated on the site of unmarked graves of more than 50 Indigenous children who died at the Brandon Residential School. Read the rest of this entry
Brock Univesity to strip ex-prof of title after racist tweets
Tweets on account of retired professor Garth Stevenson attacked Indigenous people
by Grant LaFleche, Aug 8, 2018, The St. Catharines Standard
Brock University is distancing itself from a retired political science professor whose social media accounts shared racist and derogatory messages aimed at Indigenous people this week. Read the rest of this entry
Taíno: ‘Extinct’ Indigenous Americans Never Actually Disappeared, Ancient Tooth Reveals
An ancient tooth has proven Taíno indigenous Americans are not extinct, as long believed, but have living descendants in the Caribbean today. Read the rest of this entry
Australia: Colonial statues vandalized on eve of Australia Day
A STATUE of James Cook in St Kilda and the Burke Wills sculpture in the Melbourne CBD have both been defaced on the eve of Australia Day.
The sculpture of Captain James Cook, erected in the Catani Gardens in 1914, has had pink paint dumped over it and big red letters marked at the base saying “No Pride”.
The statue of Captain Cook is a replica of the one at his birthplace at Whitby in England. Read the rest of this entry
In reclaiming our history of resistance, we can also revitalise decimated languages
Colonialism is defined as “control by one power over a dependent area or people.” In practice, colonialism is when one country violently invades and takes control of another country, claims the land as its own, and sends people — “settlers” — to live on that land. Read the rest of this entry
Number of Indigenous people in prison now a human rights issue says Correctional Investigator
by Todd Lamirande, APTN National News, Oct 31, 2017
Canada’s Correctional Investigator said the number of Indigenous people locked up in prisons across the country is now a human rights issue.
“That the incarceration rate for Indigenous people keeps climbing year after year after year, relentlessly,” said Zinger. Read the rest of this entry