Category: Longform

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The Two Row Times and the HDI

How Elected Band Council and the Two Row Times are working together to dismantle the Haudenosaunee Development Institute (HDI) [Authors note: While I have been well aware of the debates and materials going around...

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Chican@ Libearation and Indigenous Self-Determination

by Joaquin Cienfuegos Intro This was written for the people in the movement Chicano identified and beyond. It is also a reflection. We need to continue to build, but in order to do that...

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(re)occupied: #OccupyINAC and British Columbia’s 1975 Militant May

By Sarah Nickel When approximately thirty members of the Idle No More and Black Lives Matter movements entered the Indigenous and Northern Affairs (INAC) office in Toronto on April 13, 2016 to protest government...

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Every Mohawk a suspect

WHY DRUGS RAIDS IN KANEHSATAKE FEEL LIKE POLICE INVASIONS  by DAN DAVID (originally published in 2011 in The Dominion) KANEHSATAKE — “You didn’t see anything?” my neighbour asks. Apparently, another big police raid is taking place....

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May Day and the Woodland Epoch of History

THE INCOMPLETE, TRUE, AUTHENTIC AND WONDERFUL HISTORY OF MAY DAY by the Midnight Notes Collective. THE GREEN Once upon a time, long before Weinberger bombed north Africans, before the Bank of Boston laundered money,...

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Operation MYGALE and the criminalization of the Indigenous tobacco industry

When trade is treated as a crime against the state: A backgrounder on the largest raids on the Indigenous tobacco industry in history. (First published by Ricochet Media.) By Tom Keefer The largest police crackdown...

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The colonial flight of the honey bee

By Jaydene Lavallie The honeybee is any of seven species that fall under the genus Apis, all characterized by their propensity to build hives made of wax in which to store honey. They exist...

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Demonstrators condemn Canada’s support for Honduras

Originally published in Rabble Blogs, March 15 2016. By Fernando Arce TORONTO – Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the constituent office of the Ministry of International Trade in Toronto on March 11 to condemn...

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Truth, reconciliation and clan families

[Artwork credit: “Clan Mothers” by Stan Natchez.] By Tom Keefer One of the most important things that I have learned in spending the last 10 years working with Onkwehon:we people is the significance of...

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The commons, the castle, the witch and the lynx

By Peter Linebaugh One day at Crottorf we eat mouthwatering strawberries and yogurt for our lunch-time sweet. Crottorf is the name of a castle, or schloss, in Westphalia, Germany.  Twenty-one of us are assembled...