When is an Immigrant not a Settler?
WGO 35 – LAITH MAROUF ON SYRIA, PALESTINE AND INDIGENOUS STRUGGLES
TYENDINAGA – A new episode of the What’s Going On? Podcast is now out. In this episode, Tom and Kanenhariyo are joined by Laith Marouf, a Montreal based activist of Syrian and Palestinian heritage who has long been working in support of indigenous struggles for justice on Turtle Island.
Marouf speaks about the longstanding Arab experience in the Mohawk town of Tyohtyake (Montreal) and explains his entry point into understand the indigenous reality on Turtle Island. Topics covered include the difference between being an immigrant and a settler; the dynamics of the Syrian refugee crisis, what CSIS asked Laith about in Damascus, and the myopia of the Canadian left.