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Political Eh-conomy: Mount Polley: Questioning business as usual

There are many frames that can be used to try to understand the disaster that unravelled last week at the Mount Polley mine in central British Columbia when a dam holding in a tailings pond burst and spilled millions of litres of toxic sludge into creeks and lakes. My aim here is to make such . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: Mount Polley: Questioning business as usual

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Approaching Native Issues and the Language of Decolonization

For the last several years, Native American activists in Canada have been using the language of “decolonize” or “decolonialism” as a part of their rhetoric in advocating for change.  I do not believe that this is a particularly useful tactic for a lot of reasons, and one which in the long run will serve . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Approaching Native Issues and the Language of Decolonization

The Canadian Progressive: Quebec students support Idle No More, the ‘Native Spring’ of 2013

by L’Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (ASSÉ) | Jan 11, 2013 L’Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (ASSÉ), the Quebec student movement which prosecuted the hugely successful 2012 Quebec student protests against tuition hikes, has issued the following statement of solidarity with #IdleNoMore: Last year the streets of Quebec vibrated to the rhythm of . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Quebec students support Idle No More, the ‘Native Spring’ of 2013

Mediabuzzard.com: Education… Who’s Education ?

Of course education is assimilative – in the societies of the colonizers.

But education in indigenous cultures is liberating.

The choice is yours. Pick the kind of education you want for yourselves.

– Rarihokwats