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. 

The final sections of the zine focus on decolonization and examples of these processes in North America. Organizing with other dissenters is a great way to coordinate with likeminded people and make a difference, even against powerful colonial leaders.

The zine contains tons of great definitions and examples to illustrate the ideas of colonialism and decolonization. If you’re ready to organize and break down the “pyramid of power” (check out page 14 for a look at what that structure is all about), be sure to check out this zine for a great education on colonization.

 

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