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Black Liberation

Maroons, Seminoles, and the Real Resistance to Slavery in North America

by Russell Maroon Shoatz Long before the founding of the country, Africans were transported to what later became known as the United States of America. Some came as free individuals and companions of the Europeans from Spain and elsewhere. They were ship guides, sailors, soldiers, explorers, and adventurers. Others, however,…
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Eagle and Condor

Audio and Photos from the Venezuelan Ambassador’s visit

    The Historic Visit of the Venezuelan Ambassador to the Mohawk Longhouse OHSWEKEN – One of the most significant diplomatic events of 2015 in Iroquoian country was the meeting of the Venezuelan Ambassador Wilmer Barrientos with Onkwehon:we clan families organized in the K^onthyokwanhasta movement. History was made on Wednesday April…
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Language

Indigenous knowledge lives within Indigenous languages

By Caroline VanEvery-Lefort @Karenniyo77 Since the inception of residential schools in Canada, Indigenous people have suffered a serious blow to our communities and our ways of life, the most prominent loss being the loss of our languages.  Taiaiake Alfred states in his book, Peace, Power and Righteousness, “Our bodies may…
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Canadian Government

Wolverine calls for inquiry into Gustafsen Lake standoff

UNCEDED SECWEPEMC TERRITORY - On December 30th of 2015, Secwepemc Elder Wolverine (also known as William Jones Ignace) sent an open letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling for a national public inquiry into the Gustafsen Lake standoff. In this conflict, police and "anti-terrorism" units (directed by the NDP government then…
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Audio

At the Intersection of Black and Native Hip-Hop

TORONTO – Wasun is one of Toronto's most most politically active Hip Hop MCs. He has spent much of his life involved in political efforts to advance the struggles of grassroots people. In December of 2015 Wasun released a new album entitled "Comrade Music" which features extensive collaborations with Indigenous rappers…
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Canadian Government

Open Letter to PM of Canada Justin Trudeau

December 25, 2015 Kwey Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Re:  Reconciling the Nation-to-Nation Relationship Congratulations on winning the election and on becoming Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister.  I am an Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe of the Ottawa River Valley.  Canada’s parliament buildings reside on my traditional homeland; as such my first responsibility is to…
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