The Uprising at Kanehsatà:ke: A History of Resistance


The Indigenous Peoples’ Liberation Party is the Party of the Indigenous Revolution in Occupied Anawak/Turtle Island/Aztlan.

We aim to organize all indigenous peoples in the occupied territories of so-called United States of America, Canada and all parts of colonized Anawak/Turtle Island.

Guiding Ideology

The central ideology of The Indigenous People’s Liberation Party (IPLP) is Indigenous Socialism. We fight for a society in which all land, resources and labor are divided in a way that is just to all members of our ecosystems. We live in a way that honors the seven generations before us and provides for the seven generations after us, We reject the terms “Hispanic” and “Latino” because these are terms created by colonial invaders. We are Indigenous People (native, first nations, original people), from Alaska to Argentina and we are the only ones with the authority to Identify ourselves.

12 Point Program of The Indigenous People’s Liberation Party:

1.We demand an immediate end to all deportations. We demand the dissolution of all European imposed borders on Indigenous land!

2. We demand that the U. S. and all other Imperialist Nations honor All legitimate land treaties made with our Indigenous ancestors.

3. We demand the immediate release of all Indigenous People currently being held captive by the occupying force known as the U. S. Government.

4. We demand the immediate abolition of the departments of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Bureau of Indian Affairs

5. We demand the withdrawal of ALL foreign military forces from Indigenous land!

6. We demand Self Determination, the freedom to govern ourselves and our land however we decide to do so collectively.

7. We demand free education through the University level. We demand an education that is free of the sterility of European education models.

8. We demand equal rights and treatment for all people!

9. We demand free and quality healthcare for all people on Indigenous land.

10. We want ALL resources on Indigenous land to be communalized and shared by the community as a whole.

11. We demand the immediate withdrawal of ALL predatory capitalists from Indigenous territory!

12. We demand housing be made available to all residing within Indigenous Territory!

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the outbreak of the Uprising at Kanehsatà:ke by warriors of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation, otherwise known at the Oka Crisis. In memory of their courage, the following article was penned by Enaemaehkiw Thupaq Kesīqnaeh.

This land is ours, ours as a heritage given to us as a sacred legacy. It is the place where our fathers lie buried beneath those trees, where our mothers sang our lullaby, and you would tear it from us an leave us wonderers at the mercy of fate. – Chief Joseph Onasakenrat of Kanehsatà:ke

July 11, 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the courageous armed defence of sacred Kanien’kehá:ka land in the part of Occupied Turtle Island known as quebec. What the colonial state would come to label the uprising the “Oka Crisis”, for the Kanien’kehá:ka at Kanehsatà:ke it was the culmination of 270 years of silent war waged…

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