Category Archives: Decolonization

Huge crowds attend Invasion Day marches across Australia’s capital cities

australia day 2019 1by Calla Wahlquist, The Guardian, Jan 26, 2019

Scott Morrison has said 26 January 1788 was “pretty miserable” for his ancestor, in a speech defending the celebration of Australia Day, while tens of thousands of people joined Invasion Day marches around the country calling for the public holiday to be abolished. Read the rest of this entry

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New Era for Mexico’s Zapatista Army 25 Years After Uprising

Zapatista 25 year graphicTelesur, January 1, 2019

Since the 1994 uprising, the National Liberation Zapatista Army has been a global reference for revolutionary movements.

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PDF: Colonizacion y Decolonizacion

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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.

Tribal canoes converge on Tacoma for songs, stories and renewal of culture

South Africa: Taking farms from whites is justified because ‘it’s not really their land’, says EFF spokesman

South Africa banner eff‘White people ought to accept the crime of apartheid’

by Joe Wallen, The Independent, March 24, 2018

The national spokesman of a key South African opposition party has said redistributing land from white farmers without compensation is justified because “it is not really their land”. Read the rest of this entry

In narrative therapy, Māori creation stories are being used to heal

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Mark Kopua is using Māori knowledge to heal whānau in distress. CHRIS SKELTON/STUFF

by MICHELLE DUFF, Stuff, March 9 2018

The boy sits there, his head down. He feels stink; he knows all the adults are there to talk about him, about what’s wrong with him.

He’s always been told off for being so fidgety, for not paying attention. He knows it’s a bad thing.

But when the talking begins, it’s not about how to fix him. They’re telling a story about atua, the gods, and one of them sounds exactly like him! He’s called Uepoto, and he’s always curious. He’s full a mischief, a tutū. Read the rest of this entry

New research yields berry interesting results on Salal berries

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Salal berries and leaves.

by Valerie Shore, University of Victoria,

Move aside blueberries, cranberries and strawberries, there’s a new contender for the title of healthiest berry for us to eat. And you won’t find it in the grocery store.

Recently published research led by University of Victoria plant biologist Peter Constabel shows that salal—a wild berry common to coastal areas of western North America—is an antioxidant superstar, packed with higher levels of health-promoting plant chemicals than most other berries out there. 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

Cornwallis rally in Halifax celebrates statue’s removal

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The statue of Cornwallis is removed on Feb 4, 2018, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The bronze monument of Halifax founder was removed from the south-end park on Wednesday

By Anjuli Patil, CBC News, Feb 4, 2018

A small group of people played the drums on top of the concrete square Sunday afternoon where the statue of Halifax founder Edward Cornwallis once stood for 87 years.

They’re celebrating the statue’s removal from the park that’s still named after him. Originally the event was going to be another call to remove the statue, but the municipality took down the bronze monument on Wednesday following a 12-4 vote. Read the rest of this entry