Commentary & Essays

Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing the Ally Industrial Complex

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An Indigenous perspective & provocation. Printable version available here. (PDF | 3.3MB) Print friendly cover w/corrections here. (PDF | 3.2MB) This provocation is intended to intervene in some of the current tensions around solidarity/support work as the current trajectories are counter-liberatory from my perspective. Special thanks to DS in Phoenix for convos that lead to…

Comprehensive Immigration Reform is Anti-Immigrant & Anti-Indigenous

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                                            By Franco Habre and Mari Garza Originally posted here. Contact: mgarza418@yahoo.com and francohabre@yahoo.com. Comprehensive Immigration Reform is inherently anti-immigrant.  It is presented as a “path to citizenship” and as a temporary solution to halting the incarceration/deportation of some migrants, but it is actually an attack in disguise.  The reform package known as Senate…

Cher “Remix” Video Brings out the Hate

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LogoTV recently published a remix of Cher’s new video for her single “Woman’s World” featuring former Rupaul’s Drag Race contestant Wilam in a war bonnet style headdress. The look is an apparent homage to Cher’s 1973 video performance of “Half Breed” where she wore a similarly styled headdress while riding a horse and singing. Watch…

John McCain ‘Encourages’ Desecration of Sacred Peaks, Flat-out Lies About Source of Water

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By Klee Benally @eelk Flagstaff, AZ — On March 28, 2013, U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) made it very clear that he doesn’t care about Indigenous Peoples or public health. McCain would appear to be in the pocket of multimillionaire ski area owner and Scottsdale based real estate developer, Eric Borowsky. In his statement, McCain…

The Significance of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

From Shawn Mulford. Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council Statement – April 27, 2012   A Conference and Consultation with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples “The Creator gave the Aboriginal Indigenous Nations of the People Laws to follow and responsibilities to care for all Creation. These instructions have been…

From the frontlines of the water wars: Diné and Hopi water rights at risk, protesters gather on Navajo Nation

by Drew Sully on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 12:06pm All photos and reporting from the scene are courtesy of Outta Your Backpack Media, a collective working for indigenous youth media empowerment, and Paper Rocket, an indigenous centered Navajo media production team. www.oybm.org www.facebook.com/PaperRocketProductions A group of Diné and Hopi people ( including traditional people and elders)…