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Hi Poster Boy! Most BIPOC activists, academics and freedom fighters working in social justice today are realistic in that the Settler Society isn't going anywhere - we all know this. And yet fulfilling the obligations of the original treaties by settling the land claims now before the courts, and supporting First Nations sovereignty on their own lands is something we can all support.

It is important to hear about these issues directly from BIPOC, and as Tslagi/Algonquin Elder Robert Lovelace says, “Indigenous peoples and Settlers have our own histories, where those histories have led us, and where the possible futures might lie for us together. Because guess what, we are here and now, we’re not going to change that fact, but what we can do is change the possible futures that we face.”[1]

A new idea for non-native people to wrap our heads around is that placing our trust in First Nations community instead of Empire, and giving them our support to restore the treaties in our shared territories might be a logical thing to do. As the engine of Empire continues to be fueled by oil, water, trees, and minerals extracted from beleaguered ecosystems, it may come to pass that the “only protection may be located in the small First Nation communities spread across the country, that still have the interests of the land in mind, and the legal power to govern those lands.” (Tara Williamson, Anishnaabe)[2]

[1] Robert Lovelace (Tslagi/Algonquin), The Architecture of a Decolonized Society: Reindigenizing the Self, Community and Environment, lecture, Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC), Trent University, Peterborough, ON, January 18, 2013
[2] Tara Williamson (Anishnaabe), “We are All Treaty People,” Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, December 24, 2012

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Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 3647 Pegi Eyers 07-May-19 22:16
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 325 Poster Boy 08-May-19 01:53
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 308 Pegi Eyers 08-May-19 16:59
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 318 Eddie Larry 08-May-19 21:15
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 300 Pegi Eyers 08-May-19 22:06
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 300 Eddie Larry 08-May-19 22:24
Decolonization... 256 Poster Boy 09-May-19 00:24
Re: Decolonization... 301 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 06:08
Re: Decolonization... 327 Susan Doris 09-May-19 12:16
Re: Decolonization... 262 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 15:13
Re: Decolonization... 263 Susan Doris 09-May-19 16:58
Re: Decolonization... 261 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 17:36
Re: Decolonization... 244 Susan Doris 10-May-19 05:07
Misunderstanding? 252 greengirl5 10-May-19 07:35
Re: Misunderstanding? 270 Susan Doris 10-May-19 09:17
Re: Misunderstanding? 260 greengirl5 10-May-19 11:27
Re: Misunderstanding? 255 Susan Doris 10-May-19 13:32
Re: Decolonization... 249 Pegi Eyers 10-May-19 16:18
Re: Decolonization... 253 Susan Doris 11-May-19 05:57
Re: Decolonization... 248 Poster Boy 09-May-19 14:30
Re: Decolonization... 251 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 15:36
Re: Decolonization... 241 Poster Boy 09-May-19 17:29
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 270 Susan Doris 09-May-19 05:09
Close to midnight before disaster 252 greengirl5 09-May-19 05:48
Re: Close to midnight before disaster 251 Susan Doris 09-May-19 12:26
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 282 greengirl5 09-May-19 05:58
Re: Ancient Spirit Modern Voice 261 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 06:32
illusion of endless growth. 259 greengirl5 08-May-19 23:49
Re: illusion of endless growth. 268 greengirl5 09-May-19 00:09
Re: illusion of endless growth. 271 Pegi Eyers 09-May-19 04:25
Doomsday clock 254 greengirl5 09-May-19 06:46
Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 260 Poster Boy 10-May-19 16:51
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 257 Pegi Eyers 11-May-19 02:28
Huge subject 251 greengirl5 11-May-19 06:12
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 251 Poster Boy 11-May-19 06:17
Re: Compounding Economic and Technological Growth. 244 greengirl5 11-May-19 06:49
Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 244 Poster Boy 11-May-19 16:08
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Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 256 Poster Boy 12-May-19 00:14
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 235 greengirl5 12-May-19 08:04
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 255 Susan Doris 12-May-19 04:55
Re: Creating and incentivizing comprehensive Civil self defense 257 greengirl5 12-May-19 08:07
The Little People! 261 Pegi Eyers 22-May-19 20:38
Re: The Little People! 236 greengirl5 23-May-19 23:26
Beacons of fires in the landscape 241 greengirl5 25-May-19 05:52
Re: The Little People! 234 Pegi Eyers 27-May-19 00:23
Irrational humanity? 250 greengirl5 26-May-19 06:08
Re: Irrational humanity? 471 Pegi Eyers 27-May-19 20:33


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