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Indigenous Rights

Apologies Are Not Enough: Residential Schools and the Fight for Indigenous Rights

Less than a month after the uncovering of 215 unmarked graves of indigenous children at Kamloops Indian Residential School, another harrowing discovery revealed an additional 751 graves at the site of the Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan.

Emma Lee

July 10, 2021

Canadians Rise Up Against the Country’s History of Genocide

In recent weeks, as the horrors perpetrated in the Canadian governments residential schools have been crystalized by the discovery of a series of mass graves of Indigenous children killed in the system, the country has erupted in a spate of Catholic churches burnt, church buildings covered by graffiti, and statues of those whose responsible for the murders toppled.

Rob Lyons

July 6, 2021

Thousands March in Cancel Canada Day Actions

While there had been anti-Canada Day marches in the past, this year’s especially large turnout was spurred in part by the discovery of over 1,100 bodies at former residential schools over the past few months.

Taytyn Badger

July 3, 2021

A Native-Led Fight Against Pipeline Construction Has Begun in Minnesota

Native water protectors in Minnesota are waging a battle against the Line 3 pipeline construction which violates their treaties and threatens the environment.

Sam Carliner

June 15, 2021

Tik-Tok Video Promotes Neo-Colonialism and Gentrification in Guatemala

Social networks were in turmoil after a Tik-Tok video arose promoting a neo-colonial project of gentrification in Guatemala.

Óscar Fernández

April 1, 2021

Stop the Genocide! Garífuna Land Defenders Fight Against State-Sanctioned Violence in Honduras

More than eight months after the kidnapping of four young land defenders from the Garífuna community of Triunfo de la Cruz, in northern Honduras, their whereabouts are still unknown. In a recent statement, the local organization OFRANEH (Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras) issued a denunciation saying that the State of Honduras is committing genocide against the Garífuna people, with the aim of achieving their definitive displacement. We discussed this situation with César Benedith, member of OFRANEH, community leader and former president of the Triunfo de la Cruz Community Board.

Marisela Trevin

March 28, 2021

Mass Opposition Stops Alberta Coal Mining Expansion… For Now.

Mass opposition centered in the heart of the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains has forced Alberta’s right-wing government to reverse their decision lifting a government policy that outlawed strip, open face, and other forms of coal mining.

Rob Lyons

February 10, 2021

The First Thanksgiving Also Took Place During a Pandemic

The popular legend of Thanksgiving whitewashes the violent oppression and genocide of millions. The continuation of such an insulting myth goes hand in hand with the continuation of the oppressive and exploitative social system of capitalism.

Daniel Werst

November 26, 2020

Fuck Columbus and the Boat(s) He Sailed In On

Today, cities across the United States will celebrate a genocidal rapist colonizer. The man children are taught rhymes about in schools across the United States brought slavery, colonization, and smallpox with him in 1492 when he “sailed the Ocean blue.” Instead of celebrating him, we should celebrate the long tradition of Indigenous resistance.

Ezra Brain

October 12, 2020