Indigenous People of Brazil Fight for Their Future

Nick Estes Six thousand Indigenous leaders from all over Brazil gathered in Brasília from Aug. 22 to Aug. 27 in the Struggle for Life camp. The demonstration is thought to be the biggest Indigenous protest in Brazil’s history.  Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has given new license to the killing of Indigenous people in Brazil. Before…

Brazil: Over 4,000 Participate in National March of Indigenous Women

Photo: Andressa Zumpano/CPT NacionalPhoto: Andressa Zumpano/CPT Nacional Participants of the II Indigenous Women’s March follow the trial of the “Temporary Framework” in Brasília. This Wednesday 8th, the trial continues in the Federal Supreme Court (TSF) to decide on the “Temporary Framework” to establish the legal limit on the demarcation of indigenous lands. More than four…

10 Messages from the Indigenous Peoples in Brazil to the World

Brasil de Fato In Brasilia, indigenous people light the Square of the Three Powers on Tuesday (25) in support of the Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court and against the “timeframe limitation”. – APIB On the day the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court resumed the judgment that can define the future of indigenous peoples in the country, these…

Argentina: Fracking is Killing Water and Land

Carlos Aznarez In recent days, fracking in the province of Neuquén has once again become a topic of discussion. Community members of the Mapuche people together with social organizations have carried out roadblocks and blockades, warning about the lack of water and its contamination. The protest is related to the green light given by the…

Canada is Waging an All-Front Legal War against Indigenous People

Justin Podur Canada is developing a new image: one of burning churches, toppling statues, and mass graves. There are thousands more unmarked graves, thousands more Indigenous children killed at residential schools, remaining to be unearthed. There can be no denying that this is Canada, and it has to change. But can Canada transform itself for the better? If the revelation…

Unreading Colonial Food Systems

Maya Burke Like many people who went through U.S. public school systems, I am intimately familiar with institutional food; canned vegetables, square cut pizza, frozen & highly processed mystery meats, syrupy fruit cups, all of that. Institutional food is low-cost, low in nutritional value, and arguably pretty gross. I remember asking our school superintendent why…

Canada’s Violence Can No Longer Be Masked by Shallow National Identity

Rachel Snow Usually, Canada Day celebrations begin by trotting out Indigenous folk in their colourful beads and feathers. More recently, lame land acknowledgement practices have become some symbol of amends in the settler book of “how to disguise your racism.” These actions are not satisfactory this year. First Nations Indigenous people are seething in 2021….

Canada: “We Don’t Need Your Shock, We Need Reparations and Land Back”

Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel It’s time to stop pretending Canada didn’t already know about the thousands of dead Indigenous children Mainstream society has responded with shock and horror to the recent identification of the unmarked graves of hundreds of Indigenous children on the grounds of two former Indian residential schools. That response is pathetic. Indigenous people’s…