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Dechinta Bush University Centre was misrepresented during Royal visit

Dechinta students, sewing, beading and strategizing for the Royal visit with YKDFN elder Therese Sangris Photo: Lesley Johnson
When they came to our unceded territory, William and Kate were shown traditional Dene practices and told they play a key role in engaging in decolonization. The media treated it as arts and crafts.

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"Be a Good Girl" - Tania Willard
| July 24, 2014

Decolonization 101: Class war and colonization

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The following is a speech by Natalie Knight delivered at "Decolonization 101," a panel organized by Streams of Justice on June 2, 2014.

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| June 13, 2014

Honour Your Word: Celebrating the Defence of Mother Earth

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm


Mayfair Theatre
1074 Bank St. Algonquin Territory
Ottawa, ON
45° 23' 40.4736" N, 75° 41' 2.1084" W

Celebrating the Defense of Mother Earth!

Movie Screening and Fund Raiser for the Algonquins of Barriere Lake

Opening Ceremony by Elder Michel Thusky

Post-film discussion with community spokesperson Norm Matchewan and (via Skype) filmmaker Martha Stiegman

Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30pm
at the Mayfair Theatre
1074 Bank St. (near Sunnyside)
Buses # 1 & 7 (Bank) or # 5 (Riverdale)
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$5-15 suggested donation
no one turned away for lack of funds

Honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and refuse to live quietly

Graphic: Indigenous Nationhood Movement
Continue reading the #ItEndsHere series on missing and murdered Indigenous women with this piece on honouring the women lost too soon.

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#ItEndsHere: Refuse to live quietly!

Graphic: Indigenous Nationhood Movement

The #ItEndsHere: Confronting the Crisis of Colonial Gender Violence series originally ran on Indigenous Nationhood Movement.

"I think you're holding back. Tell them they're wrong and tell them why they're wrong," he said to me.

"Just like that?!" I asked. My voice exposing discomfort with his suggestion.

"Yeah," he replied nonchalantly.

"I can't do that.”

"Why not?”

"Because it sounds so confident," I said without a trace of hesitation in my voice.

"And…why don't you want to be confident?" he asked, pushing me a little further to where I needed to be, where I needed to get to.



#ItEndsHere: We live in the spirit of our ancestors

Graphic: Indigenous Nationhood Movement

The #ItEndsHere: Confronting the Crisis of Colonial Gender Violence series originally ran on Indigenous Nationhood Movement.

The history of violence against Indigenous people is woven into the colonization of our Indigenous territories. Our bones and blood make up the fabric of "Canada."

Through the process of âsotamâtowin, (Sacred Agreement/Treaty) and through the power of the oskiciya (the Pipe Stems), our ancestors agreed to share these territories with Euro-Canadian people. The numbered treaties were a result of these negotiations and form the largest landmass in Canada.


Decolonization: 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance

“Decolonization, the liberation of an oppressed and colonized people, must ultimately mean the liberation of land and territory.” 

This decolonization zine, called "500 years of Indigenous Resistance," gives a really thorough look at colonialism. Starting with history and definitions, the resource moves to examine the impact of colonialism on Indigenous peoples in particular.

There are tons of examples of recent and current colonial actions and structures, as well as the consequences on individuals and communities. These consequences include genocide, assimilation, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, and violence. 


Photo: Bob Linsdell/flickr
| January 6, 2014
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