Category Archives: Decolonization

Aboriginal Tent Embassy ‘evicts’ Commonwealth from Canberra’s Lobby restaurant

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From left, Ngunnawal representative Charlie Brown, Aboriginal elder Uncle Kevin Buzzacott, and Ngunnawal representative Nioka Coe outside the Lobby restaurant on Monday. Photo: Jamila Toderas

by Sherryn Groch, Canberra Times, Nov 6, 2017

It’s hosted Canberra’s prime ministers, diplomats and brides but now the iconic Lobby restaurant is home to a quiet occupation.

Nioka Coe, a Ngunnawal person, joined forces on Sunday with the Aboriginal Tent Embassy to “reclaim” the restaurant in an act of sovereignty. Read the rest of this entry

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Columbus Day shines light on growing movement to replace holiday

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Columbus statue in Detroit, Michigan, with a hatchet in his head.

CBS News, October 9, 2017

NEW YORK — Is it time to say arrivederci to Christopher Columbus?

A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has gained momentum in some parts of the U.S., with Los Angeles in August becoming the biggest city yet to decide to stop honoring the Italian explorer and instead recognize victims of colonialism. Read the rest of this entry

First Nations men’s group reclaims traditional territory

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One of the cabins built by the men’s group. Photo: The Pique

By Joel Barde, Pique News, October 5, 2017
Micah Thevarge, the newly elected chief of the N’Quatqua First Nation, speaks slowly and deliberately as he addresses the group of about 30.
Over the past several months, he and others from the community have built the small log cabin that sits proudly behind him, as well as another, which sits on the opposite side of the valley, not far from where forest turns to alpine. Read the rest of this entry

Moricetown band set to change name

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Part of a mural in the Moricetown community hall.

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

SANTA Fe: 12 Arrested Protesting Conquistador Celebration on Stolen Pueblo Land

 

Santa Fe Entrada protest 5By 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.

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Fundraiser: No Pipelines on Unist’ot’en Territory

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Extension being built on the healing lodge at Unist’ot’en, Wet’suwet’en territory.

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.

All funds contributed will go to completing the Healing Lodge at the Camp. The Healing Lodge – central to the Unist’ot’en Camp – is nearing completion. With a final construction push it will be fully functional. Read the rest of this entry

Graphic: Colonization is War

Colonization is War graphicFrom 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

How To Establish An Autonomous Zone

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Top: Juan Popoca / Bottom: Ángeles Torrejón. EZLN guerrillas circa 1994.

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