Category Archives: Decolonization
Posted by Jacob LeBlanc, CFNR Radio, September 21, 2017
Moricetown band members will now get to say a familiar name as the village is changing their name.
Victor Jim is the newly elected chief and as one of his first acts in office was to return the name of their village to its original name, Witset. Read the rest of this entry
By Daniel J. Chacón and Andrew Oxford,
A long-running annual pageant recalling the 1692 retaking of Santa Fe by Spanish conquistadors spurred raucous, roving protests Friday that wound through downtown streets and resulted in at least eight arrests.
The clash over the Entrada, anticipated amid heightened racial and ethnic tensions nationally, pushed a simmering conflict over Santa Fe’s own legacy of colonialism to a new level. Coming after city leaders had appealed for reconciliation between organizers of the Fiesta de Santa Fe and Native American activists, the fracas that unfolded on and around the Santa Fe Plaza seemed a big step back from diffusing a controversy at the heart of the community’s very identity.
The Unist’ot’en Clan of Northern BC has established a Camp at the entrance to their Territory. They have declared that no fossil fuel pipelines will cross their land.
From IndigenousAction.org, September 2017
Xenophobic White nationalists and pro-US assimilationist DACA defenders are all waving the same settler colonial flag. Read the rest of this entry
by The Decolonizer, September 1, 2017
An autonomous zone or “liberated” zone is an area or sphere of influence where the people can successfully govern themselves and can defend themselves against an oppressor’s military forces. Read the rest of this entry
‘It’s 100 per cent about being honest about history.’
by , August 24, 2017
The artwork of Jay Soule, a.k.a Chippewar, can be found in conventional art galleries — but also painted on concrete, stuck to lamp posts and tattooed on people’s skin.
This summer, Soule, from the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Ont., has a new grassroots sticker project taking on the faces that adorn Canadian currency — a timely campaign, as monuments of problematic historical figures are being questioned both in Canada and south of the border. Read the rest of this entry
Mayor Mike Savage says veil is a temporary measure, will be removed after demonstration
By Frances Willick, CBC News, July 15, 2017
Municipal crews draped a black cloth over a statue of Edward Cornwallis in a downtown Halifax park Saturday as protesters gathered with a plan to remove the statue.
After a city truck arrived, crews informed the gathering they would shroud the monument as a sign of good faith. Read the rest of this entry
Canadian Douglas Cardinal wants baseball team to drop ‘racist’ symbol
By Jamie Strashin, CBC Sports, July 13, 2017
As Major League Baseball gears up for the season’s second half, one of the game’s most controversial symbols will remain.
Chief Wahoo — the toothy caricature that has long appeared on the Cleveland Indians’ uniforms and other team paraphernalia — will be allowed to stick around. At least for now. Read the rest of this entry
Removing statue now will ‘set back progress’ on reconciliation with Mi’kmaq people, says Mike Savage
By Anjuli Patil, CBC News, July 11, 2017
Halifax’s mayor says forcibly removing the statue of Edward Cornwallis in downtown Halifax will set back progress on reconciliation with Mi’kmaq people.
A group of protesters is planning to tear down a statue of Cornwallis in a south-end park this Saturday. Read the rest of this entry
by Jackie Dunham, CTV News, June 27, 2017
As organizers ramp up anticipation for Canada’s big bash honouring the 150th anniversary of Confederation, indigenous activists are rallying their own counter-celebrations.
The #Resistance150 movement was created nearly eight months ago by Anishinaabe traditional storyteller and teacher Isaac Murdoch, Michif visual artist Christi Belcourt, Cree activist Tanya Kappo and Métis author Maria Campbell while they were discussing the government’s planned festivities for Canada 150. Read the rest of this entry