Mohawk Activist: Reconciliation Isn’t Dead. It Was Never Alive.

Alan S. Hale Indigenous activist, human rights advocate and person of the longhouse, Ellen Gabriel, gave an impassioned lecture at Queen’s University on Wednesday about the state of the relationship between Canada and Indigenous Peoples. (Alan S. Hale/The Whig-Standard)Alan S. Hale / Alan S. Hale/The Whig-Standard One of the most consequential aspects of the conflict…

Plurinational State of Bolivia: Revolution and Indigenous Resistance

Roxana Baspineiro The Day of the Plurinational State of Bolivia is celebrated on Jan. 22. Eleven years have passed since 2009, when the country’s so-called “re-foundation” was carried out, led by the first Indigenous president, Evo Morales. That day marked the beginning of a new political, social and economic horizon for the Andean nation. The…

Social Movements in Bolivia: From Power to Resistance?

Ollantay Itzamná Aymara Indians. Bolivia OI. In the current Bolivian situation, we can see that on November 10 a civic-Christian-military coup d’état promoted by the U.S. government was consummated. What else do you call the rupture of the constitutional order through civil-military insubordination that forced the democratically elected ruler into exile in Mexico? What do…

Bolivia: Free Voices Against the Police Civic Coup

“…and that the seditious ones that promote the instability of the Government be taken care of….He who tries to make sedition, from tomorrow, let him take care of himself”… These were some of the warnings that Arturo Murillo, the new Minister of Government of the coup regime, transmitted to the population a few minutes after…

Bolivia: Ponchos Rojos Call for Confronting the Coup d’Etat

Enrique Dussel On November 10, 2019, I saw on my cell phone, while browsing social networks, the centennial presence of Ponchos Rojos who were armed and running through the streets of El Alto (a region of the Bolivian antiplane from which one descends to the capital, La Paz), who moved quickly and chanted in the…

What the Coup Against Evo Morales Means to Indigenous People

Nick Estes Evo Morales is more than Bolivia’s first indigenous president — he is our president, too. The rise of a humble Aymara coca farmer to the nation’s highest office in 2006 marked the arrival of indigenous people as vanguards of history. Within the social movements that brought him to power emerged indigenous visions of…

Fundamental Black and Native Opposition to White Settler State

Blacks and Native Americans continue to pose a threat to the “conquistador white settler nation,” agues Tiffany King, author of “The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies.” King is a professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Georgia. “There are impulses within both Black abolition and Native decolonization…